Health services available in Lancashire and South Cumbria over Easter

People living across Lancashire and South Cumbria have been urged to be ready for Easter by planning ahead for repeat prescriptions and using the most appropriate NHS service.

GP surgeries will be closed during the Easter weekend, including Good Friday and Easter Monday on 15 and 18 April.

For any urgent care needs, patients are asked to visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111 to be signposted to the most appropriate service. This could be a walk-in centre, pharmacy or an out-of-hours GP appointment.

In a life-threatening situation, people should always call 999.

A number of pharmacies will remain open and can help people deal with minor ailments and illnesses, and provide expert advice. To find your nearest pharmacy and when it is open, visit www.healthierlsc.co.uk/latest-news/easter-pharmacy-2022  or see the table below.

Friday 15 April 2022

Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Open Close
Boots 28-38 Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 4TE 09:30 17:00
Lloyds Pharmacy Sainsburys Store, Red Bank Road, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 9HH 10:00 16:00
Morrisons Pharmacy Morrisons, Amy Johnson Way, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2AY 09:00 18:00
Tesco Instore Pharmacy Clifton Retail Park, Clifton Road, Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 4UJ 09:00 13:00
Whitegate Pharmacy Whitegate Health Centre, 150 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 9ES 08:00 21:00
Asda Pharmacy Dock Street, Fleetwood FY7 6NU 10:00 16:00
Boots 64-66 Clifton Street, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire FY8 5EW 09:00 17:30
Morrisons Pharmacy Amounderness Way, Thornton Cleveleys FY5 3TS 09:00 18:00

Sunday 17 April 2022

Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Open Close
Cohens Chemist Moor Park Health & Leisure Centre, Bristol Avenue, Blackpool FY2 0JG 13:00 16:00
Whitegate Pharmacy Whitegate Health Centre, 150 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool FY3 9ES 08:00 21:00
Whitworth Chemists 80B Charles Street, Blackpool FY1 3JJ 10:00 13:00
Albert Wildes Pharmacy West View Health Village, Broadway, Fleetwood FY7 8GU 13:00 16:00
Kepple Lane Pharmacy Kepple Lane, Garstang PR3 1PB 10:00 13:00

Monday 18 April 2022

Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Open Close
Boots 28-38 Bank Hey Street, Blackpool FY1 4TE 10:30 16:30
Lloyds Pharmacy Sainsbury Store, Red Bank Road, Bispham, Blackpool FY2 9HH 10:00 16:00
Morrisons Pharmacy Morrisons Supermarket, Amy Johnson Way, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2AY 10:00 16:00
Tesco Instore Pharmacy Tesco , Clifton Retail Park, Clifton Road, Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 4UJ 09:00 13:00
Whitegate Pharmacy Whitegate Health Centre, 150 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 9ES 08:00 21:00
Asda Pharmacy Dock Street, Fleetwood FY7 6NU 10:00 16:00
Boots 3 St Annes Road West, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 1SB 11:00 16:00
Boots 64-66 Clifton Street, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire FY8 5EW 11:00 16:00
Morrisons Pharmacy Amounderness Way, Thornton Cleveleys FY5 3TS 10:00 16:00

By re-stocking their medicine cabinets if needed, knowing when their GP surgery is open, and planning ahead for any necessary repeat prescriptions, people can ensure they make the most of the Easter holiday.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, the 24/7 Crisis Line is available on 0800 953 0110.

Dr Peter Gregory, associate medical director for Lancashire and South Cumbria, said:

“The Easter holiday period can be a very busy time for NHS services, and using the 111 service online will help us treat patients in the right setting. This could also help keep staff free to deal with serious or life-threatening emergencies.

“It is also worth checking your general medicine cabinet before the bank holiday to make sure it is well stocked with essentials such as paracetamol, cough and cold remedies, antihistamines, and plasters and bandages.

“These can all be bought cheaply from supermarkets or pharmacies and your local pharmacist can also provide free, confidential, expert advice and treatment for a variety of common complaints.”

Kath Gulson, executive chair of Community Pharmacy Lancashire, said:

“Making sure you have the right medicines could make all the difference. Taking daily medication is an important part of treatment for those with long-term health problems such as asthma and diabetes. People can be seriously ill if they run out of medicines and may need to be admitted to hospital, which can be avoided by ordering your prescription early.”