HOLIDAY MONDAY: Be prepared for the Public Holiday on Monday

Be prepared for the Public Holiday

Your GP practice will be closed for the public holiday on Monday, 25th of September and many pharmacies will be closed too.

If you feel unwell out with normal GP surgery hours, call NHS 24 on 111, who can advise on the best pathway for care and, if appropriate, will arrange for you to be seen through our GP Out of Hours Service (GPOOH). You must call 111 before attending a GPOOH care centre, walk-ins are no longer an option.

We would remind any patients requiring repeat prescriptions written or fulfilled to contact your GP and/or pharmacy ahead of the closures to ensure that you have enough medicine to last.

For life-threatening conditions, call 999 or go straight to A&E. If it’s an emergency but is NOT life-threatening, call NHS 24 on 111.

We use the Right Care, Right Place model for all emergency care. This ensures patients get access to the most appropriate care quickly and safely. It also helps protect our Accident & Emergency Departments (A&E) so they can look after patients with life-threatening conditions.  More information can be found here.

So, whether it’s the beach in Barcelona or a pokey hat in Oban, enjoy the holiday this weekend. Pictures by Bill Heaney

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