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Published on Thursday 13 April 2017

 

If you’ve got an illness or had an injury, it’s not always easy to know what to do or where to go especially over a long Bank Holiday weekend.

The Emergency Department at Arrowe Park Hospital might be the first place you think of, but unless you’ve had a serious accident or your illness/injury is life threatening or critical, it could result in a longer wait until you are seen.

It's therefore important that you make the right choice of where to go and do the right thing.

 

:: SELF CARE :: 

Sore throat? Tickly cough? Hangover? Cold or Flu?

The best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries is self-care.

Reduce your risk of spreading illness by:

  • Using a tissue for coughs and sneezes
  • Disposing of tissues quickly – in the toilet ideally
  • Regularly washing hands with soap and warm water
  • If you are infectious keep out of contact with others until 48 hours after symptoms have stopped

Prepare for illness by visiting your local pharmacy and stocking up on essential remedies and advice, and also ensure you drink plenty of fluids. Find out what should be in your medicine cabinet at home.

If you’re feeling unwell or perhaps you’re unsure about how you feel, simply call 111.

NHS 111 is there for any health related question you may have. You can also find further information on the nhs.uk/staywell website.

Self care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries. Lots of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest

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:: IN YOUR AREA ::

There are a range of NHS services available near to where you live. This may be your local GP practice, pharmacy or walk-in-centre. All of these services can help you avoid a trip to our Emergency Department if your illness or injury isn’t serious. 

Upset tummy? Runny nose? Headache? Hayfever? Cold or Flu?

  • Think Pharmacy. For fast, effective expert advice. Your pharmacist can provide advice on common health problems and the best medicine to treat them. To find your local pharmacy visit nhs.uk/chemist
  • Participating Pharmacies can also prescribe in certain conditions as part of the pharmacy Minor Ailment Scheme

Being sick? Earache? Backache? Sore tummy?

  • Your local GP practice is best for an illness or injury that won’t go away. This could be a sore tummy, backache, vomiting or ear pain. You can find your nearest GP practice on the NHS Choices website.
  • For emergency GP Out-of-Hours (open 6.30pm – 8am; 24 hours weekends and Bank Holidays) call 111.

Cuts? Sprains? Strains? Sports injury?

  • Minor Injury, Walk-in Centres and Other Walk-in Services: 
  • MINOR INJURY & WALK-IN CENTRE

    Victoria Central Health Centre, Mill Lane, Wallasey, Wirral, CH44 5UF

    (with x-ray facilities from 8.30am)

    8am - 10pm Monday to Sunday
    (including Bank Holidays)

    WALK-IN CENTRE

    Eastham Walk-in Centre, Eastham Rake,
    Eastham, CH62 9AN

    2pm - 10pm Monday to Friday
    9am - 5pm Weekends and Bank Holidays

    WALK-IN CENTRE

    Arrowe Park Walk-in Centre, Arrowe Park Hospital, Arrowe Park Road, Upton, CH49 5PE

    8am - 10pm Monday to Sunday
    (including Bank Holidays)

    OTHER WALK-IN SERVICES - Birkenhead Medical Building, 31 Laird St, Birkenhead, CH41 8DB

    Conditions treated at this drop-in clinic include bites, stings, burns, sprains, cuts, chest infections, ear & throat infections, urinary tract infections, minor eye or head injuries. The clinic also performs emergency contraception, dressings and removals of stitches and staples.

    10am - 8pm Monday to Thursday
    10am - 6.30pm Friday
    10am - 5pm Weekends and Bank Holidays

     

    OTHER WALK-IN SERVICES - Parkfield Medical Centre, Sefton Rd, Birkenhead, New Ferry CH62 5HS

    Conditions treated at this drop-in clinic include bites, stings, burns, sprains, cuts, chest infections, ear & throat infections, urinary tract infections, minor eye or head injuries. The clinic also performs emergency contraception, dressings and removals of stitches and staples.

     

    2pm - 8pm Monday to Thursday
    2pm - 6.30pm Friday

    OTHER WALK-IN SERVICES - Moreton Health Clinic, 8/14 Chadwick Street, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 7XA

    Conditions treated at this drop-in clinic include bites, stings, burns, sprains, cuts, chest infections, ear & throat infections, urinary tract infections, minor eye or head injuries. The clinic also performs emergency contraception, dressings and removals of stitches and staples.

    10am - 7pm Monday and Tuesday
    10am - 8pm Wednesday and Thursday
    10am - 6pm Friday

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:: AT HOSPITAL ::

The Emergency Department at Arrowe Park Hospital is for serious, life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention only.

Using our Emergency Department at Arrowe Park Hospital might be the best thing to do if self-care and local NHS services can’t make things better, or when things are so serious that you need an ambulance.

 

PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING THIS EASTER BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND, AND KEEP OUR A&E FREE FOR THOSE MOST IN NEED OF OUR CARE. THANK YOU.

 

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