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Health services over Easter

by Cathy Sheel

People can still access urgent care over the Easter bank holiday weekend, especially on Friday 15 April (Good Friday) and Monday 18 April (Easter Monday) when GP practices will be closed.

Those needing to be seen by a health professional face to face are being asked to contact NHS 111, who will help direct them to the most appropriate service for advice or treatment.

NHS 111 is staffed by a team of trained professionals and clinicians who provide instant over the phone triage, and can arrange a face-to-face appointment with an out-of-hours GP, or at a local hospital A&E department if needed.

Knowsley Walk in Centres

Alternatively, people can also attend a local NHS Walk-in Centre without an appointment. Walk in Centres in  Knowsley will be operating the following opening hours over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. On Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday they will be open from 10am-8.30pm. On Easter Saturday 8am-8.30pm.

Parents are also reminded that they can access help for children who are unwell at any Walk-in Centre or use Alder Hey’s online symptom checker at: www.alderhey.nhs.uk. It offers advice on common symptoms in children, and when to seek further help from their local A&E department.


Many local pharmacies are still open over the Easter bank holidays, but some will be closed, and others will be operating with different opening times to normal. Here are the revised opening times:

Good Friday, 15 April – Topps Pharmacy, Units 5-6, Glovers Brow, Kirkby, L36 2AE: 2pm – 4pm

Easter Sunday, 17 April

Neil’s Pharmacy, 32 Molyneux Drive, Prescot L35 5DY: 2pm – 4pm

Boots Pharmacy, Cables Retail Park, Prescot L34 5NQ: 10am – 12 noon

Topps Pharmacy, Glovers Brow, Kirkby L36 2AE: 12 noon – 2pm

Rowlands Pharmacy, 17-19 Broad Lane, Southdene, Kirkby L32 6QA: 2pm – 4pm

Stockbridge Pharmacy, The Croft, Stockbridge Village L28 1NR: 10am – 12 noon

Sugar Lane Pharmacy, 68a-70a Sugar Lane, Prescot L34 0ER: 12 noon – 2pm

Cohens Chemist, Hollies Road, Halewood Village L26 0TH: 2pm – 4pm

Boots Pharmacy, Halewood Health Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH: 12 – 2pm

Easter Monday, 18 April

Stockbridge Pharmacy, The Croft, Stockbridge Village, L28 1NR: 10am – 12 noon

For more information about pharmacy services visit How your pharmacy can help – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

To access NHS 111, go to 111.nhs.uk or dial 111 at any time – it operates 24 hours a day, every day.

BSL users can use the NHS 111 video interpreter service by going to www.interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111.