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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES FOR ISLE OF WIGHT PHARMACIES


Opening times for pharmacies across the Isle of Wight over the Christmas and New Year period have now been finalised.

Lots of pharmacies will be changing their opening hours over the festive season, which means it’s very important to make sure we all have everything we need to stay well over Christmas.

Speaking on behalf of the local NHS, Dr Michele Legg, Clinical Chair at Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

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“Pharmacy opening hours often change over Christmas and New Year due to public holidays.

“This makes it particularly important to know your local pharmacy opening hours. If you, or someone you live with runs out of medication, becomes unwell or has a minor injury, knowing which pharmacies are open means you can get the right medical assistance as soon as possible, without wasting precious time travelling around.”

If you rely on repeat prescriptions it’s best to arrange any that are due as early as possible to ensure that you have enough medication to last over the Christmas break. The deadline for orders is this Friday (14th December) if you would like to receive your medication before Christmas.

Another way to prepare is to make sure that you have a well-stocked self-care kit at home. A good self-care kit can help to treat many minor ailments and could save you from having to seek medical treatment over the holidays. You can find more information on what to keep in a self-care kit here: www.nhs.uk/livewell/pharmacy/pages/yourmedicinecabinet.aspx.

For information on pharmacies that will be open over the bank holidays see below…

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Pharmacy Town Christmas Day (25th Dec) Boxing Day (26th Dec) New Year’s Day (1st Jan)
Day Lewis Carisbrooke CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Day Lewis Lake CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Tesco Ryde CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Seaview Pharmacy Seaview 09:00-11:00 CLOSED CLOSED
Lloyds Ryde CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Sandown (107 High St) CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Day Lewis Wootton CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Newport CLOSED 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Gibbs & Gurnell Ryde CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Day Lewis Newport 15:00-17:00 CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Bembridge CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Regent East Cowes CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Ryde (Rink Rd) CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Ventnor CLOSED 10:00-16:00 CLOSED
Regent Shanklin CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Ryde (High St) CLOSED 10:00-16:00 CLOSED
Lloyds East Cowes CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Lloyds Newport (Sainsbury’s) CLOSED 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Boots Sandown (High St) CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Freshwater CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Lloyds Sandown CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Lloyds Newport CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Cowes CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Lloyds Newport (Pyle St) CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Lloyds Ventnor CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Day Lewis Shanklin CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Yarmouth Pharmacy Yarmouth 10:30-12:30 CLOSED 09:00-17:00
Kemkay Chemist Freshwater CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Day Lewis Cowes CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Shanklin 15:00-17:00 CLOSED CLOSED
Niton Pharmacy Niton CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

You can also seek advice and support by calling NHS 111. Only attend Accident & Emergency or call 999 in a genuine emergency.

All the opening times and information in the listing is correct at the time of publication (7th December 2018) but may be subject to change. It is advisable to check with your local pharmacies before setting off.

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