NHS North East Essex CCG is encouraging everyone to be aware of health services available over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays. If you are unfortunately ill over the festive holidays, please consider these ways of getting treatment, with further online advice from www.nhs.uk

Treat yourself for simple illness and minor cuts, sprains and burns. Keep simple painkillers and cough remedies in a safe place at home and have a first aid kit handy.

Ask your local pharmacist (chemist) for advice on minor illness. They can provide expert advice and simple treatments. Details of local chemists and opening times are listed below.

Call 111 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get advice on which service is best for you. Specially trained call handlers have access to advice from nurses or doctors. They can arrange for you to contact the out-of-hours GP service if needed. They have dentistry information too.

• North Colchester Healthcare Centre (incorporating the Walk-in Centre), Colchester Primary Care Centre, Turner Road, Colchester, telephone 01206 314015: GP-led service providing treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, no appointment necessary.  Please note x-ray facilities are available on site between 9am and 4.30pm seven days a week.  The Walk-in Centre is open from 7am until 10pm.

 Clacton Minor Injury Unit, Clacton Hospital, Tower Road, telephone 01255 201594: Nurse-led service providing treatment for minor injuries, e.g. cuts, sprains and fractures. Open from 9am until 9pm.

 Harwich Minor Injury Unit, Fryatt Hospital, Main Road, Dovercourt, telephone 01255 201226: Nurse-led service providing treatment for minor injuries, e.g. cuts, sprains and fractures. Open from 9am until 5pm.

On the web all local NHS services can be found via www.nhs.uk

Local doctors’ surgeries will be open all day on Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24 December and on New Year’s Eve Wednesday December 31 providing their normal range of services. Surgeries will only be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

The Accident and Emergency (A&E) department at Colchester General Hospital in Turner Road should only be used for critical or life-threatening situations.

 

Christmas 2014 + New Year 2015 Bank Holiday Pharmacy Cover

Christmas Day25 December 2014
PharmacyAddressOpening Hours
Borno Chemist LtdFryatt Hospital, 419 Main Road, Dovercourt, EssexCO12 4ES09:00 – 11:00
Borno Chemist Ltd3 Portobello Buildings, High Street, Walton on theNaze Essex CO14 8EE11:30 – 13:30
Prescription2You89-91 Pier Avenue, Clacton Essex CO15 1QE10:00 – 13:00
Queens Street Pharmacy12 Queen Street, Colchester Essex C01 2PJ11.00 – 13.00

 

 

Boxing Day26 December 2014
PharmacyAddressOpening Hours
Boots4-6 Lion Walk, Colchester, Essex , CO1 1LX08.30 – 18.00
Prescription2You89-91 Pier Avenue, Clacton Essex CO15 1QE10:00 – 16:00
Boots54-62 Pier Avenue, Clacton, Essex, CO15 1QN09.00 – 16.00
Sainsburys1 Western Approach, Stanway, Colchester CO3 8AA10.00 – 17.00
BootsUnit 9, Tollgate West, Colchester CO3 8RG08.00 – 17.30
ASDA SuperstorePetrolea Close, Turner Rise, Colchester, Essex, C045TU09:00 – 18:00
Alliance Pharmacy37 Barfield Road, West Mersea CO5 8QX10:00 – 16:00

 

 

New Year’s Day1 January 2015
PharmacyAddressOpening Hours
Boots4-6 Lion Walk, Colchester, Essex , CO1 1LX10.30 – 16.30
Prescription2You89-91 Pier Avenue, Clacton Essex CO15 1QE10:00 – 16:00
Boots54-62 Pier Avenue, Clacton, Essex, CO15 1QN10.00 – 15.00
Sainsburys1 Western Approach, Stanway, Colchester CO3 8AA10.00 – 17.00
BootsUnit 9, Tollgate West, Colchester CO3 8RG09.00 – 17.00
ASDA SuperstorePetrolea Close, Turner Rise, Colchester, Essex, C04 5TU09:00 – 16:00
Alliance Pharmacy37 Barfield Road, West Mersea CO5 8QX10:00 – 16:00