Wednesday, December 24, 2014

CHRISTMAS PHARMACY OPENING TIMES

The NHS is encouraging people in Cumbria to plan their healthcare during the festive season.
With advice on common illnesses and the best medicines to treat them, visiting the pharmacist can save you time in the waiting room and help you feel better fast.
    
Dr David Rogers, Medical Director for NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“Your local pharmacy can be an excellent place in offering expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems.”

“Many pharmacies will remain open over the Christmas holidays, when other services are often unavailable. We would also encourage patients, as most GP surgeries will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day’ to order any medication they need in plenty of time so they have a good supply during the festive period.”.

Cumbria pharmacy opening hours can be found on the keep calm this winter website|.

If you are in West Cumbria and having difficulty opening the files on the above site, the Bank Holiday emergency chemists in Whitehaven this holiday season are as follows:

Christmas Day 2014: W. Fare Ltd
71-73 Market Place, Whitehaven CA28 7JG
Open 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Boxing Day 2014: Boots the Chemist
26 King Street, Whitehaven CA28 7JN
Open 4.30pm to 5.30pm

New Year's Day 2015: Morrison's Pharmacy
Morrison's supermarket, Flatt Walks, Whitehaven CA28 7RW
Open 12 noon to 1pm

For information on walk-in centres, urgent care centres or minor injuries units please visit the NHS Choices website|. Patients can type in their postcode on the website to find their nearest services.

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