Healthcare available over Easter

Posted: March 31, 2015

Find out what's open this long weekend

choosetherightservice700As the four-day Easter break approaches (from Friday 3 April until Monday 6 April), people are being asked to help their local NHS by using the most appropriate local healthcare service.

If you need urgent healthcare, but your condition is not critical enough for a trip to the Emergency Department, consider one of the other healthcare services on offer in Swindon. Many are open late, with SEQOL's Urgent Care Centre at GWH being open 24/7 and Swindon Health Centre in Carfax Street being open until 8pm.

Gill May, Executive Nurse, Swindon CCG, said: "There are some great services available in Swindon. We want to make sure people know when to turn to which service, where those services are and when they are open.

"We are encouraging everyone to stock up their medicine cabinets with essentials like plasters, antiseptic cream, paracetamol and indigestion remedies to treat minor illnesses and injuries and also to collect repeat prescriptions in time for the Easter break.

"It's also important that we look out for elderly friends, relatives and neighbours and encourage them to seek help early. Excellent advice on minor illnesses, over-the-counter medicines and urgent repeat prescriptions are available from local pharmacists. NHS 111 is also a good first point of call and can offer medical advice over the phone and information on local services 24/7."

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Out-of-hours GP service

Available from 6.30pm to 8.00am each day and 24 hours on weekends and bank holidays. The service provides advice and treatment from GPs outside of normal surgery opening hours. Call 01793 646 466.

Children and Young People Clinic

This is for people aged from three months to 18 years old, who are unwell and can't get an urgent GP appointment. The clinic is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, please telephone 01793 646466 for an appointment on the day.

SEQOL's Urgent Care Centre at the Great Western Hospital

If you need to be seen by a nurse or doctor, the Urgent Care Centre can see you any time of day and night, 365 days a year. Anyone can walk-in between 8am and 2am and access urgent medical care from a dedicated team of nurses.

Swindon walk-in centre

No appointment necessary. Open to patients of any GP practice or those not registered with a GP. The centre is open from 7am to 8pm on weekdays and from 8am and 8pm on weekends and bank holidays. The walk-in centre is based in Swindon Health Centre, Carfax Street, SN1 1ED. 

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