Choosing the right service over the festive period

Our emergency department is just one of the urgent care services in Southampton. If you need medical attention but it is not life threatening, there are a number of other local NHS services to choose from. Selecting the right one will help you get the treatment you need faster.

A full list of other services is available here.

Details of pharmacies across the region which will be open over the Christmas period have also been published.

Opening times are provided by the pharmacies and are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change. So if you do need to visit a pharmacy over a bank holiday please call ahead to check they are open and have the medicine you need.

Depending on which area of the region you are in, the following websites will be able to provide details of which pharmacies will be open and when.

For the Southampton area, read more information here

For the Portsmouth area, read more information here

For South East Hampshire, read more information here

For the Isle of Wight, read more information here

For North Hampshire, read more information here

If you need medical help or advice over the bank holiday weekend and aren't sure where to go, phone 111. The NHS 111 service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobiles. The 111 team can find the right local service for you, including out of hours GP appointments and emergency dentists. 

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2018