Our team will still be operating over the Christmas and New Year period, albeit with reduced hours as they too, enjoy the Christmas.
Please make sure that you have enough of any required prescription medicines to last you over the festive season, and if the medication directs that you do not consume alcohol when on those meds, then please don’t.
Remember that the emergency services are already stretched to the limit. Please do not become a statistic that adds to the current crisis.
For medical emergencies, such as Chest pain, Severe breathing difficulty, Severe blood loss, Choking or blacking out Dial 999 immediately.
For other illnesses and injuries Call 111 for advice or contact your GP or out-of-hours GP service or seek advice from your pharmacist for self-care, Make your own way to your local A&E, minor injuries unit or walk-in centre for minor injuries. Remember that details for an out of hours pharmacy can be found in the local paper or Click here
So, if you need medical assistance and it’s not life-threatening, please think....can I get to hospital with help of family or friends. Ambulances are not taxis. They are for those whose emergency may be life threatening. The fact a family member can’t drive because they have had a drink is not a reason to call an ambulance. A local taxi will do instead.
At the time of writing, information on the impact of the Omicron virus is unclear. So please be safe, wear your mask in shops and transport to protect yourself and others, and observe sensible social distancing.
We wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a Heathy and Prosperous New Year.