Health services available this bank holiday Monday

GP practices and some pharmacies in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre will be closed this bank holiday Monday.

Urgent treatment centres in Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, and Dock Street, Fleetwood, will be open for anyone requiring urgent but non-emergency health treatment, and people are advised to call 111 if at all unsure what to do.

Dr Neil Hartley-Smith, a Blackpool GP and clinical director for NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups, said: “There are still lots of services available for people on the Fylde Coast to use even though GP practices will remain closed on Monday.

“Please avoid the Blackpool Victoria Hospital A&E department unless your condition is life-threatening. The best thing to do is call 111 as they may be able to book you an appointment at the appropriate service, which means you won’t have to sit and wait for long periods of time.

“For anything minor, your nearest pharmacist is a great place for health advice and treatment.”

The urgent treatment centres are open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Social distancing measures are in place at both Fylde Coast centres and temperature checks are carried out on all patients to minimise the risk of COVID-19.

Pharmacies that will be open include:

  • Boots, Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, 10.30am to 4.30pm
  • Lloyds, Sainsbury’s, Red Bank Road, Bispham, 9am to 5pm
  • Whitegate Health Centre, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, 8am to 9pm
  • Morrisons, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, 10am to 4pm
  • Tesco, Clifton Road, Blackpool 9am to 6pm
  • Boots, Victoria Road, Cleveleys, 10am to 4pm
  • Morrisons, Amounderness Way, Thornton-Cleveleys, 10am to 4pm
  • Asda, Dock Street, Fleetwood, 9am to 6pm
  • Boots, St Annes Road West, Lytham, 11am to 4pm
  • Boots, Clifton Street, St Annes, 11am to 4pm