Health arrangements for the festive period

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

Local pharmacists provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints. The pharmacy rota arrangements in Lisburn for Christmas Day is with Lowry’s Chemist at Smithfield Square Chemist from 1pm–2pm.

You are asked to order and collect any essential repeat prescription medications from your daytime GP surgery in advance of the holiday period as GP out of hours will only provide repeat prescriptions in exceptional circumstances.

The GP out of hours service in Lisburn is 028 9260 2204 and it operates from 6pm–8am each evening and 24 hours on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).

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, visit www.hscboard.hscni.net/news/EmergencyDentalServices.html

The out of hours Emergency Social Work Service is 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 Regional Emergency Social Work Service on 028 9504 9999.




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