Know What’s Open This Easter26 March 2018
Patients are being urged to get organised ahead of the Easter bank holiday, request repeat prescriptions in advance and be aware of service availability.
GP and pharmacy services will only be limited on Good Friday (30 March) and Easter Monday (2 April). On all other normal working days GP surgeries are open as normal.
Saturday, 31 March is a normal working day for pharmacies, so pharmacists will be open as normal. The only two pharmacies open on Easter Sunday will be Timperley Pharmacy, which is open 10am – 6pm and Conran Late Night Pharmacy, which is open 9am-7pm. Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns. As well as helping with common illnesses – like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains – and provide advice on over-the-counter medicines.
Most local pharmacies have consultation rooms for private conversations. Your pharmacist can also talk to you confidentially without anything being noted in your medical records, which some people may prefer. Getting advice from a local pharmacist is the best first step for a minor health concern. Patients are advised to telephone their usual pharmacy before travelling as opening hours may vary. For further information on opening times please see the information below.
|Pharmacy||30 March Good Friday||1 April Easter Sunday||Easter Monday 2 Apr|
|Timperley Pharmacy||10am – 6pm||10am – 6pm||10am – 6pm|
|Conran Late Night Pharmacy||9am – 7pm||9am – 7pm||9am – 7pm|
|Tesco In-Store Pharmacy||9am – 6pm||Closed||9am – 6pm|
|Asda Pharmacy Trafford Park||9am – 6pm||Closed||9am – 6pm|
|Boots Trafford Centre||10am – 8pm||Closed||10am – 8pm|
|Tesco In-Store Pharmacy Altrincham||9am – 6pm||Closed||9am – 6pm|
|Tesco In-Store Pharmacy Sale||9am – 6pm||Closed||9am – 6pm|
|Lloyds Pharmacy in Sainsburys Altrincham||10am-4pm||Closed||10am – 4pm|
|Lloyds Pharmacy in Sainsburys Urmston||9am – 5pm||Closed||9am – 5pm|
|Boots Pharmacy Altrincham||8.30am – 5.30pm||Closed||10am – 4pm|
Dr Mark Jarvis, Medical Officer of NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local GP said: “Whilst self-care is generally the best option for minor ailments, it is important that local people know where to go or who to contact if they are unwell, so that they can receive the best possible treatment in the quickest time for their condition.”
Where to go for the right medical care:
- NHS Choices website (http://www.nhs.uk) for advice on less urgent health needs.
- NHS 111 for clinical advice, assessment and for direction to the most appropriate services for treatment if you need medical help fast but it is not an emergency – available 24/7.
- GP practices will be closed on the following bank holidays: 30 March (Good Friday) and 2 April (Easter Monday). Patients can ask their GP surgery about appointments in the evening, weekends and bank holidays.
- Pharmacists for those generally feeling unwell.
- Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments and the 999 ambulance service should only be used in a critical or life-threatening situation.
- Trafford General Hospital’s Walk-in Centre is open 8am – 8pm seven days a week
- Trafford General Hospital’s Urgent Care Centre is also onsite and open 8am-8pm seven days a week for the management of injuries
- Altrincham Minor Injury Unit at Altrincham Hospital is open; Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm, for a range of minor injuries, including broken limbs and simple wounds.