Examine your options this Easter

28 Mar 2017

NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding residents across Liverpool about how to access healthcare services over the Easter bank holiday weekend, whilst most GP surgeries are closed.

Members of the public are urged to make an NHS Walk-in Centre their first point of call for any health advice or treatment, or to call NHS 111 for Out of Hours advice or if they aren’t sure where to go.

NHS Walk-in Centres provide treatment for a wide range of injuries and illnesses that need urgent care, but aren’t life-threatening.

This includes conditions such as stomach upsets and vomiting, infections, rashes, cuts, bumps and falls, minor sprains, breaks or burns, coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms. They can also provide emergency contraception, X-rays, and prescriptions for medication if required.

It’s really important that people know how to find their nearest NHS Walk-in Centre, and only consider using the city’s busy hospital Accident & Emergency (A&E) departments in a genuine emergency situation.

The city’s five Walk-in Centres will be open from early until late throughout the Easter period. You don’t need an appointment either - you can just walk. 

Opening times from Friday 14th – Monday 17th April are as follows:

  • Litherland NHS Walk-in Centre: 8am - 8pm daily
  • Liverpool City Centre NHS Walk-in Centre: 9am - 10pm daily
  • Old Swan NHS Walk-in Centre: 7am - 10pm daily
  • Smithdown Children’s NHS Walk-in Centre (for 0-15s): 10am – 4pm daily
  • South Liverpool NHS Walk-in Centre: 9am - 5pm daily

You can also visit your nearest pharmacist for free confidential advice on self-care and the best medicines for treating minor conditions or symptoms yourself at home. To see a full list of pharmacy opening times this Easter, please click here.

Alternatively, you can also call NHS 111 free of cost at any time for further information about where to find urgent treatment out of hours.         

For more information on how to find your nearest local NHS walk-in centre and a range of other local health services, please visit: examineyouroptions.info

 

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