How to access health services over the Easter Holidays

People registered with a GP in Knowsley will benefit from having health services open during the four days of the Easter Holiday. GP practices in Knowsley will be closed from Good

Friday (19 April) to Easter Monday (22 April), but there are a number of other ways for patients to access medical help during this time, if they need it.

Accessing a GP

If they need to see a GP over the bank holiday weekend, patients in Knowsley will be able access care through the Extended Access service. This service is available in two locations over Easter – St Chads in Kirkby and Nutgrove Villa in Huyton.

To make an Extended Access appointment, patients should call or visit their GP practice or, if their practice is closed, call NHS 111 and ask for an Extended Access appointment in Knowsley. Patients will not be seen if they turn up without an allocated appointment slot, arranged through their GP practice or NHS 111.

 

Good Friday

19 April

Saturday

20 April

Easter Sunday

21 April

Easter Monday

22 April

St Chads

 

10am – 2pm

10am – 12pm

 

10am – 2pm

10am – 12pm

Huyton

Nutgrove Villa

2pm – 4pm

12pm – 8pm

2pm – 8pm

12pm – 4pm

 


NHS walk-in centres

There are three walk-in centres in Knowsley, which are open 365 days a year and there is no need to make an appointment.

The normal opening hours for the walk-in centres in Knowsley are 8am – 9pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 9pm Sundays and Bank Holidays. Each of the walk-in centres are open Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday 10.00am – 9.00pm. The walk-in centres in Knowsley are:

  • Huyton NHS walk-in centre, Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton L36 6GA, 0151 244 3150.
  • Kirkby NHS walk-in centre, St Chads Clinic, St Chads Drive, Kirkby L32 8RE, 0151 244 3063.
  • Halewood NHS walk-in centre, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood L26 9UH, 0151 244 3532.

For more information on walk-in centres in Knowsley, please visit: www.nwbh.nhs.uk/walk-in-centres

Pharmacy

We also recommend taking advantage of all the services available at your local pharmacy for any minor health-related concerns. Most pharmacies will have private consultation rooms where they can advise you on self-care treatments and give you advice on your medication.

Please be aware that pharmacy opening times will also be affected by the Easter Holidays. There will be normal opening times on Saturday (20 April), but a reduced service on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Pharmacies that are open over Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are:

GOOD FRIDAY (19 APRIL):

Pharmacy Location

Post Code

Opening Times

ASDA Pharmacy, Huyton.

L36 7TX

09:00 – 18:00

Boots, Cables Retail Park, Prescot.

L34 5NQ

07:00 – 23:00

Boots, Derby Road, Huyton.

L36 9UQ

10:00 – 16:00

Kingsway Pharmacy, Huyton.

L36 2QA

10:00 – 16:00

Superdrug Pharmacy, Derby Road, Huyton.

L36 9UJ

09:00 – 17:30

Tesco Pharmacy, Cables Retail Park, Prescot.

L34 5NQ

08:00 – 20:00

Tops Pharmacy, Kirkby.

L32 2AE

12:00 – 14:00

 

*Please note that normal Saturday opening times will be in place across all pharmacies in Knowsley for Saturday 20 April.

EASTER SUNDAY (21 APRIL):

Pharmacy Location

Post Code

Opening Times

Cohens Chemist, Halewood.

L26 0TH

12:00 – 14:00

Kingsway Pharmacy, Huyton.

L36 2QA

10:00 – 16:00

Kirkby Town Chemist, Kirkby.

L32 8RR

12:00 – 14:00

Rowlands Pharmacy, Prescot.

L34 5QH

10:00 – 12:00

Stockbridge Pharmacy, Stockbridge Village.

L28 1NR

14:00 – 16:00

 

EASTER MONDAY (22 APRIL):

Pharmacy Location

Post Code

Opening Times

ASDA Pharmacy, Huyton.

L36 7TX

09:00 – 18:00

Boots, Cables Retail Park, Prescot.

L34 5NQ

09:00 – 18:00

Kingsway Pharmacy, Huyton.

L36 2QA

10:00 – 16:00

Tesco Pharmacy, Cables Retail Park, Prescot.

L34 5NQ

09:00 – 18:00

Tops Pharmacy, Kirkby.

L32 2AE

12:00 – 14:00


NHS 111

If you’re unsure which service is right for you, ring NHS 111 to speak to a highly trained adviser who will assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

People in Knowsley can now access NHS 111 Online, making it easier to gain medical advice. The free service can be accessed at www.111.nhs.uk.

For any minor ailments such as colds, sprains and strains and a sore throat visit the www.selfcareforum.org for information on how you can treat these.

Dealing with a mental health crisis or emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical health emergency. The Samaritans operate a free to call service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, if you want to talk to someone in confidence. Call them on 116 123 and then arrange to see a GP as soon as possible.

Call 999 if you or someone you know experiences a life-threatening physical or mental health emergency. Let’s work together to keep emergency services, including A&E, free to those who really need it.