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Where to Get Medical Help During Easter Bank Holiday

GP practices will be closed over the Easter bank holiday (Friday 2nd, April to Monday 5th, April 2021), NHS Shropshire and NHS Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) say NHS services including GP appointments are available.

“The NHS is here for you if you need us, and different services are available depending on the medical help required.

For non-emergency health concerns, contact NHS 111 online athttps://111.nhs.uk or call 111, free from landlines and mobile phones. This service is available 24 hours a day, including bank holidays. Callers will be directed to where they can get the medical help and advice they need.

Pharmacies also offer health advice and over-the-counter treatments. To check if your local pharmacy is open as normal, or for limited times over the Easter bank holiday, visit the NHS website.

The Minor Injuries Units in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry and Whitchurch treat minor injuries such as bites, cuts, foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears, minor burns and scalds, sprains and bruises, and wound infections. For opening hours, visit the https://www.shropscommunityhealth.nhs.uk/

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), which are located at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, treat injuries which don’t need emergency treatment. For opening hours, visit the https://www.sath.nhs.uk/wards-services/urgent/

For life threatening emergencies, such as a stroke or heart attack, contact 999.

If you are showing any signs of COVID-19 symptoms such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or loss of taste or smell, please stay at home and use the dedicated NHS 111 COVID-19 service online at www.111.nhs.uk/COVID-19 for advice.

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