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NHS REMIND ISLANDERS OF HEALTH ADVICE OPTIONS FOR THE FESTIVE PERIOD

With the festive break just days away the Island’s NHS is reminding Islanders of the various services available to them over the festive period should they need urgent health advice or treatment.

All GP Practices will be closed from 18:30 today (Friday 22nd December). You are advised to call 111 if you need urgent health advice and cannot wait until your GP practice re-opens.

A number of Pharmacies will be open over the bank holiday for advice on minor conditions and can be accessed quickly, in confidence and without a wait to be seen. If you take prescription medication, it is important to check and make sure you have enough to see you through.

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NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you need to speak to someone urgently. 111 will carry out an assessment over the telephone and direct you to the best place to get treatment.

To access mental health support, for adults or children, speak to your GP practice if they are open. You can also contact Mental Health Crisis Advice on 01983 522214 or Community Safe Haven on 03300 083888 – you can also visit during opening hours 17:00-22:00 Monday-Friday and 10:00-22:00 at weekends and bank holidays.

The Urgent Care Service (UCS) at St Mary’s Hospital treats urgent care needs. Anyone who thinks they need to be seen urgently should call NHS 111 first.

999 and the Emergency Department at St Mary’s Hospital are for serious, life-threatening injuries and illnesses including loss of consciousness, heavy bleeding, severe chest pain or breathing difficulty, serious burns, strokes and persistent fits. Misuse of ambulance services can cost lives – think before you dial 999.

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

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 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Lloyds Ryde CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Sandown (107 High St) 15:00-17:00 CLOSED CLOSED
Day Lewis Wootton CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Newport CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Gibbs & Gurnell Ryde CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Day Lewis Newport CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Bembridge CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Regent East Cowes CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Ryde (Rink Rd) CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Ventnor CLOSED CLOSED 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) 13:00-15:00 CLOSED CLOSED
Lloyds Ventnor CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Day Lewis Shanklin CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Yarmouth Pharmacy Yarmouth CLOSED CLOSED 09:00-17:00
Kemkay Chemist Freshwater 12:00-14:00 CLOSED CLOSED
Day Lewis Cowes CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boots Shanklin CLOSED 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Niton Pharmacy Niton CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

 

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