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Northern area – holiday arrangements for health and social care services

2012-12-14

Christmas and New Year holiday arrangements for health and social care services

The Health and Social Care Board together with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, local GPs, pharmacists and dentists have been working together to ensure that local people have access to emergency services over the Christmas and the New Year holiday period.

Out-of-hours GP Service

Dalriada Urgent Care, the out-of-hours service, will be operating for all GP Practices from the evening of Monday 24th December 2012 until Practices open on Thursday, 27th December 2012.

Dalriada Urgent Care will also be operating over the New Year period from Monday evening, 31st December 2012 until GP Practices open on Wednesday, 2nd January 2013.

The telephone number for Dalriada Urgent Care is 028 2566 3500.

Pharmacies

The Health and Social Care Board has also been working closely with local pharmacists to draw up holiday pharmacy rota arrangements. These will be in place as usual. The pharmacy rota arrangements are:

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Antrim/Templepatrick McKay Chemists
Twelfth Milestone
Templepatrick
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Ballymena Boots the Chemists
Health Centre
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Ballycastle F A McCaughlan
27 Ann Street
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Coleraine Clear Pharmacy
16 Waterside
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Carrickfergus Medicare
16 High Street
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Larne Larne Chemists
Health Centre
12.00 noon – 1.00pm
Newtownabbey A & F A Dundee
312 Antrim Road
12.00 noon – 1.00pm
Maghera V Harkin
112 Upper Main Street
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Cookstown Allens Chemists
26 James Street
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Magherafelt & Moneymore Lloyds Pharmacy
1 Meeting Street
Magherafelt
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Antrim/Templepatrick Clear Pharmacy
Health Centre
Antrim
11.00 am – 12.00 noon
Rasharkin P Kennedy
56 Main Street
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Ballycastle M A McMullan
63 Castle Street
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Ballymoney A P Mathewson
Queen Street
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Carrickfergus Medicare
16 High Street
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
Larne Larne Chemists
The Health Centre
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Maghera V Harkin

112 Upper Main Street

12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Cookstown Gordons Chemist
Oldstown Street
12.00 noon – 1.00pm
Magherafelt & Moneymore R A Glover
44 Smith Street
Moneymore
12.00 noon – 1.00pm

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Antrim/Templepatrick Randalstown Pharmacies
Main Street
Randalstown
12.00 noon – 1.00pm
Rasharkin P Kennedy
56 Main Street
12.00 noon – 1.00pm
Ballycastle F A McCaughan
10 Ann Street
12.00 noon – 1.00pm
Ballymoney A P Mathewson
Queen Street
2.00 pm – 3.00pm
Carrickfergus Medicare
16 High Street
12.30 pm – 1.30pm
Larne Larne Chemists
The Health Centre
12.00 noon – 1.00pm
Maghera Boots the Chemists
Main Street
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Cookstown Boots the Chemists
47 James Street
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Magherafelt & Moneymore R W McGlaughlin
39 Rainey Street
Magherafelt
11.00 am – 12.00 noon

Out-of-Hours Dental Services

Details of dental services will be displayed at dental surgeries or can be obtained by contacting your dentist. For out-of-hours urgent dental problems, patients should contact their dental surgery or ring the out-of-hours number 028 2566 3510.

Emergency Departments

Normal Emergency Department services will be operating throughout the holiday period as usual. The service is for those in need of emergency treatment. In the first instance, you should contact your GP or the out-of-hours GP service for advice.

As always, the emergency ambulance services will be there if you need them. Always dial 999 when there is a risk to life or of serious injury. But, if your call is not an emergency, then please use the most appropriate service and help keep the 999 system clear for life threatening emergencies. Remember, you could risk a life if you tie up an emergency line for a non-emergency call. Your call could delay someone with a real emergency. Keep emergency lines free.

Out-of-Hours Emergency Social Work Services

The out-of-hours Emergency Social Work Service will be available outside normal office hours and on weekends, Bank Holidays and Public Holidays for genuine emergencies that cannot wait until the next working day. You can contact the service on (028) 9446 8833.

Please use these services only when necessary. They are for problems which cannot wait.

The Health and Social Care Board would like to wish you a safe and healthy Christmas and New Year.

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