People in need of medical care are being advised to make the best use of NHS services during the Easter bank holiday weekend,
The NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group said Wakefield’s Walk-in centre would be open from 10am until 10pm each day, the NHS 111 telephone service would be available 24 hours a day, and GP appointments for urgent conditions would be available through the GP Care Wakefield scheme, by people ringing their normal GP between 9am and 3pm.
They stressed that Pinderfields A&E was for life-threatening situations and Pontefract Hospital’s urgent treatment centre was for serious conditions.
The following pharmacies will also be open over the holiday: Lloyds Pharmacy in Trinity Walk will be open from 7am until 7pm today and 9am until 7pm on Easter Monday but shut on Sunday, Exel Chemist in Normanton will open from 11am until 3pm all three days, and Carlton Chemist in Ossett will be open from 10am until noon each day.
Boots on Kirkgate will be open 8.30am until 5.30pm today and 9.30am until 4.30pm on Monday, and Asda Wakefield pharmacy will open 9am until 6pm today and on Monday.