Where to go for medical help over the bank holiday break

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WITH the bank holiday weekend coming up, people are being reminded of the healthcare options available.

GP surgeries may not be open over 
the long weekend, but other options are there to avoid visiting an A&E department.

Minor injuries units will be open, including:

n St Mary’s Treatment Centre, Milton Road, Portsmouth; 8am to 10pm.

n Petersfield Community Hospital; 8am to 6pm.

n Gosport War Memorial Hospital; 8am to 9pm.

People can also visit a pharmacy for medical advice.

A spokesman for the Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group said: ‘Remember that pharmacists can do much more than dispense medicines – they also provide healthcare advice, without an appointment, on everyday ailments, potentially saving you a visit to your GP or elsewhere.’

There are three websites which will tell you which pharmacies are open over the bank holiday period.

n If you live in Portsmouth, go to portsmouthccg.nhs.uk/pharmacy-cover-for-bank-holidays.htm

n If you live in the Havant area, go to outheasternhampshireccg.nhs.uk/pharmacies-open-for-the-bank-

n If you live in Fareham or Gosport, visit farehamandgosportccg.nhs.uk/local-services/pharmacies-open-for-the-bank-holiday