Local doctors are advising people not to fall into the trap of assuming – wrongly – that only A&E remains open over the bank holiday when in fact a network of pharmacies will be keeping their doors open across the Isle of Wight.
In recent years the range of treatment and advice available at pharmacies has increased hugely – they can help people cope with many common health concerns, as well as supplying prescribed medicines. Highly trained and experienced staff are on hand to help.
For minor health issues pharmacies should be the first port of call for expert health advice, especially over the bank holiday when most workplaces are closed.
Dr Michele Legg, local GP and chair of the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:
“People tend to assume the best option for healthcare during a bank holiday is the emergency department, this of course is not the case. Depending on the nature of your illness, you can also call NHS111 or visit a pharmacist.
“As we approach the bank holiday, it’s also important you plan ahead and check your medicine supplies to ensure you have enough to last throughout the weekend and beyond. The period after the bank holiday is also very busy for NHS staff and you can help to ease the pressure, as well as saving yourself a lot of time and trouble, by checking you have enough medication”.
Bank Holiday Weekend Pharmacy Opening Times – August 2018
|Name||Location||Telephone Number||Opening Times|
|Niton Pharmacy||High Street, Niton||01983 730240||CLOSED|
|Day Lewis Pharmacy||Carisbrooke High Street, Carisbrooke||01983 525216||CLOSED|
|Day Lewis Pharmacy||Sandown Road, Lake||01983 402050||CLOSED|
|Tesco||Brading Road, Ryde||01633591005||09:00-18:00|
|Seaview Pharmacy||Pier Road, Seaview||01983 613116||CLOSED|
|Lloyds Pharmacy||Esplanade, Ryde||01983 563333||CLOSED|
|Boots Local Pharmacy||107 High Street, Sandown||01983 403238||CLOSED|
|Day Lewis Pharmacy||High Street, Wootton||01983 882473||CLOSED|
|Boots The Chemists||High Street, Newport||01983 522595||10:00-16:00|
|Gibbs & Gurnell||Union Street, Ryde||01983 562570||CLOSED|
|Day Lewis Pharmacy||High Street, Newport||01983 522346||CLOSED|
|Boots Local Pharmacy||High Street, Bembridge||01983 872328||10:00-16:00|
|Regent Pharmacy||Well Road, East Cowes||01983 717002||CLOSED|
|Boots Local Pharmacy||Tower House, Ryde||01983 562156||CLOSED|
|Boots The Chemists||High Street, Ventnor||01983 852147||10:00-16:00|
|Regent Pharmacy||Regent Street, Shanklin||01983 863677||CLOSED|
|Boots The Chemists||High Street, Ryde||01983 562280||10:00-16:00|
|Lloyds Pharmacy||East Cowes Medical Centre, East Cowes||01983 293133||CLOSED|
|Lloyds Pharmacy in Sainsbury's||Foxes Road, Newport||01983 274501||10:00-16:00|
|Boots The Chemists||15 High Street, Sandown||01983 403897||10:00-16:00|
|Boots Local Pharmacy||Moa Place, Freshwater||01983 752724||10:00-16:00|
|Jhoots Pharmacy||Sandown Medical Centre, Sandown||CLOSED|
|Boots Local Pharmacy||Cowes Medical Centre, Cowes||01983 294467||CLOSED|
|Lloyds Pharmacy||Pyle Street, Newport||01983 522638||CLOSED|
|Jhoots Pharmacy||Albert Street, Ventnor||01983 852135||CLOSED|
|Day Lewis Pharmacy||Regent Street, Shanklin||01983 862562||CLOSED|
|Yarmouth Pharmacy||Quay Street, Yarmouth||01983 760260||09:00-17:00|
|Kemkay Chemist||Avenue Road, Freshwater||01983 752908||CLOSED|
|Day Lewis Pharmacy||High Street, Cowes||01983 293011||CLOSED|
|Boots The Chemists||High Street, Shanklin||01983 862058||10:00-16:00|
All details of opening hours are correct at the time of publication, although these are subject to change – patients are advised to contact the pharmacy before attending to confirm opening hours.
For more information about all of your local urgent care options, visit http://www.iow.nhs.uk/our-services/Choosing-the-right-service/choosing-the-right-service.htm.