What to do if you are unwell over the festive period

If you are not feeling well over the festive period, please take some time to think about where you should go for help.

Many common ailments, such as colds and flu or stomach upsets can be treated without you going to GPs or local hospitals. Pharmacists often provide the appropriate help or advice you need so you can enjoy your Christmas break with your family.

Help yourself

Take control of your health and make sure you have a fully stocked medicine cabinet to help you deal with any unexpected illness. Be prepared by checking our guide here: https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Yourmedicinecabinet.aspx

Don’t forget there is the free NHS child health app gives easy to understand guidance on childhood illnesses. It can help you recognise when your child is unwell, and give advice on when and where to seek further treatment.

Child Health App – Google Play

Child Health App – Apple Store

Urgent healthcare appointments

Since 1 April 2017, 4 extended hours GP centres have been available for people living in the Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland areas.  The centres provide appointments during the week from 6pm until 9.30pm, and on weekends and Bank Holidays (including the Christmas holidays) from 8am until 9.30pm when your GP practice is closed.  You can access appointments in the extended hours centres, which are based in North Ormesby, Redcar, Linthorpe and Brotton through your own GP practice.  Or if you own practice is closed, by calling 111 for free. 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  More information is available here.

Pharmacies

Here is the list of which pharmacies are open over the festive period.

PharmacyAddressTel:25th December26th December1st January
Asda Pharmacy2 North Street, South Bank, Middlesbrough, TS6 6AB01642 443 810Closed09:00 – 18:0010:00 – 18:00
Boots88-90 Linthorpe Road, The Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough, TS1 2JZ01642 249 616Closed09:00 - 17:00Closed
BootsCleveland Retail Park, Skippers Lane, Middlesbrough, TS6 6UX01642 465058Closed09:00 - 18:0010:30 - 16:30
Boots33-35 High Street, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 3BZ01642 465058Closed10:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00Closed
Boots18 Westgate, Guisborough, Cleveland, TS14 6BA01642 465058Closed10:00 - 16:00Closed
Boots455 Linthorpe Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 6HX01642 465058ClosedClosed10:00 - 12:00
Boots15 The Viewley Centre, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, TS8 9JH01642 46505812:00 - 14:00ClosedClosed
BootsUnit 3, Parkway Shopping Centre, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, TS8 0TJ01642 465058Closed09:00 - 17:00Closed
BootsOne Life Medical Centre, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3QY01642 465058Closed20:00 - 22:00Closed
Clevechem LimitedRedcar Primary Care Hospital, West Dyke Road, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 4NW01642 46505819:30 - 21:30ClosedClosed
Cohens ChemistNorth Ormesby Health Village, 9 Trinity Mews, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS3 6AL01642 46505819:30 - 21:30ClosedClosed
Eston PharmacyUnit 1B, 135/145 High Street, Eston, Middlesbrough, TS6 9JD01642 46505810:00 - 12:0010:00 - 12:00Closed
Lloyds PharmacyLow Grange Health Centre, Normanby Road, Middlesbrough, TS6 6TD01642 465058Closed10:00 - 16:00Closed
Lloyds PharmacyScandanavian House, 386 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS5 6HA01642 465058Closed16:00 - 20:0020:00 - 22:00
Lloyds Pharmacy26 High Street, Loftus, Saltburn-By-The-Sea, TS13 4HA01642 465058Closed20:00 - 22:00Closed
Skelton PharmacySkelton Medical Centre, Byland Road, Skelton, TS12 2NN01642 465058ClosedClosed20:00 - 22:00
Victoria Chemist118a Victoria Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3HY01642 46505819:30 - 21:30ClosedClosed
Well5 High Street, Brotton, Saltburn-By-The-Sea, TS12 2SP01642 46505816:00 -18:00ClosedClosed

 

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