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The NHS is here to help you this Easter, and you should continue to seek medical treatment if and when you need it.
If you need urgent medical support, please think 111 first who will direct you to right service for your illness or injury. If you need urgent care, NHS 111 can book you in to be seen quickly and safely. This could be with a GP, at an Urgent Treatment Centre or MIU, or even A&E.
Here is what’s open in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough over the Easter bank Holiday weekend:
· NHS 111: If you need urgent medical support over the Easter weekend, think 111 First. NHS 111 is available on the phone and online 24/7 at 111.nhs.uk and will help you right away. And if you need urgent care, they will book you in to be seen quickly and safely. This could be with a GP, Urgent Treatment Centre or even at A&E; whatever is the most appropriate care for you.
· Pharmacies: Can help with a range of things including hangovers, hayfever, colds, emergency contraception, and non-prescription medication. Pharmacies will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday with some pharmacies will also be open on Easter Sunday. You can find local opening hours HERE
· Minor Injury Units (MIU) and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC): Can help with a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings. The following are open over the Easter weekend:
o Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC), City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DB. Open every day from 8am to 8pm (X-ray services 8am – 8pm)
o Ely Minor Injury Unit, Princess of Wales Hospital, Lynn Road, Ely, CB6 1DN will be open every day from 8.30am – 6pm (X-ray services 9am -5pm)
· Mental Health Services: If you are feeling worried about your mental health there are number of services available, from online support at www.keep-your-head.com to Lifeline helpline. If you are in a mental health crisis, please call 111 and select option 2 for urgent support with trained advisors.