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NHS Thanet health services this Easter

User AvatarPosted by Bobbie Walkem-Smith at 10/04/2014 15:21:10

Know where to go for health help over Easter – that’s the message from NHS Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as the bank holiday weekend approaches.

The CCG is encouraging people to use the Health Help Now web app – www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net – if they need health advice over the Easter weekend.

Health Help Now directs patients to the right service in the right place, listing suitable places such as minor injury units, pharmacies and A&Es. It also indicates whether they are open or closed.

Dr Tony Martin, Clinical Chair of NHS Thanet CCG, said: “The Health Help Now app is an invaluable at any time, and I’m sure that people in Thanet will find it particularly useful during bank holidays – a time when many services may have different opening times.”

GP practices will open as normal from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 April, and re-open on Tuesday 22 April. Outside of these times, if you need urgent advice from a doctor, call NHS 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people who need urgent medical care when it is not a 999 emergency.

There will be pharmacies open across Thanet on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday, and those pharmacists which normally open on Saturdays will be open as usual on Easter Saturday. See below for a list of pharmacists open over the Easter break. Pharmacists can provide advice on many common illnesses and advice on medication.

Confidential emotional advice and guidance is available 24 hours a day every day from the Mental Health Matters helpline on 0800 107 0160 from landlines, and 03003 305486 from mobiles.

For emergency dental care, contact your own dentist first. At evenings, weekends and bank holidays you can call DentaLine on 01634 890300.

The CCG is also urging people to check they have supplies of any regular medication, and ensure their medicine cabinets are stocked so that they don’t get caught out over the Easter break.

Dr Martin said: “If anyone is concerned that they might be running low on regular medication, I’d advise them to pick up a repeat prescription and medication ahead of Easter and also check that their medicine cabinet is well-stocked.”

The CCG suggests medicine cabinets should include the following items:

• Painkillers (paracetamol and ibuprofen – including child versions if you have children under 12)
• Thermometer
• Plasters, bandages and sticking tape
• Antiseptic cream
• Sunscreen
• Rehydration salts
• Indigestion treatments
• Antihistamines (such as hay fever tablets and insect bite creams).

The following pharmacies will be open in Thanet on Good Friday, Easter Sunday or Easter Monday:

Good Friday, 18 April and Easter Monday, 21 April

Asda Pharmacy, Westwood Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2NR, 01843 608010, open 09.00-18.00

Courts, 3-5 King Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8NN, 01843 580351, open 11.00-12.00

Courts, 67-69 Station Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9RE, 01843 841143, open 11.00-12.00

Sainsbury's Pharmacy, 426 Margate Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2QG, 01843 592286, open 09.00-18.00

Tesco Pharmacy, 475 Margate Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2QJ, 01843 347247, open 11.00-16.00

Central Pharmacy, 142 Northdown Rd, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 2QN, 01843 298440, open 10.00-22.00

Tesco Pharmacy, Manston Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 6NT, 01843 347447, open 11.00-16.00

Asda Pharmacy, 56 Chatham Street, Ramsgate, CT11 7PR, 01843 257800, open 09.00-18.00


Open Easter Sunday, 20 April

Summerhill Pharmacy, 243 Margate Road, Ramsgate, CT12 6SU, 01843 586575, Open Easter Sunday, 11.00-12.00

Paydens Pharmacy, Minnis Road, Birchington,CT7 9SF, 01843 846556, Open Easter Sunday, 11.00-12.00

Central Pharmacy, 142 Northdown Rd, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 2QN, 01843 298440, Open Easter Sunday, 10.00-22.00
 

Easter Monday, 21 April

Asda Pharmacy, Westwood Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2NR, 01843 608010, open 09.00-18.00

Sainsbury's Pharmacy, 426 Margate Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2QG, 01843 592286, open 09.00-18.00

Tesco Pharmacy, 475 Margate Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2QJ, 01843 347247, open 11.00-16.00

Central Pharmacy, 142 Northdown Rd, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 2QN, 01843 298440, open 10.00-22.00

Tesco Pharmacy, Manston Road, Ramsgate, CT12 6NT, 01843 347447, open 11.00-16.00

Asda Pharmacy, 56 Chatham Street, Ramsgate, CT11 7PR, 01843 257800, open 09.00-18.00


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