Stay well in Wirral over Early May Bank Holiday
29 April 2022
If you’re feeling unwell over the bank holiday and need urgent advice or treatment from a health professional, there are a number of healthcare options available in Wirral.
Think 111 first
If you need urgent NHS care, but it is not a 999 emergency, please visit 111.nhs.uk online or call 111 which is staffed by trained professionals and clinicians who can direct you to the most appropriate health service.
Wirral pharmacy bank holiday opening times
A number of pharmacies are open on Bank Holiday Monday. Please check the opening times or call your local pharmacy before travelling.
Your local pharmacists can also help assess and treat common ailments. They are highly-qualified health professionals who can give free, confidential advice and help you get the right medications for everyday illnesses.
Search ‘find a pharmacy NHS’ to find an open pharmacy near you or view opening times here on the CCG website.
Dealing with a mental health crisis or emergency
If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse or deteriorates, this can be called a ‘mental health crisis’. In this situation, it is important to get help quickly.
Wirral’s All Age Mental Health Crisis Line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages – including children and young people. Please call 0800 145 6485 and our dedicated local staff will support you to access the help you need. Other local mental health support services are available. Please visit www.cwp.nhs.uk/contact/need-urgent-help/ for further information.
Walk-in Centres, Urgent Treatment Centre and minor injuries
Our walk-in centres are open over the bank holiday weekend providing assessment, treatment and advice for minor injuries and illnesses including infections, burns and strains, minor cuts and wounds
Visit www.wchc.nhs.uk/services/minor-injuries/ for further information and opening times.
The Accident and Emergency Department and 999 are for life threatening illnesses and injuries ONLY, such as choking, chest pain, blood loss and open fractures.
If you attend A&E or call 999 and your condition is not deemed to be life threatening, you will be advised of other local services that are more suitable for you.
A handy guide is available for you to download to help you access the right health advice and treatment over the bank holiday.
This includes information on support available to help you prevent illness, adopt healthier choices, manage minor ailments and look after your health and wellbeing.