Chemists open in Ayrshire over the Christmas holidays 2018

Ayrshire Pharmacies Opening Christmas 2018

Pharmacies Open in Ayrshire Over the Christmas Holidays

Christmas 2018 / New Year 2018 into 2019.

 

With GP practices closing on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December, Ayrshire residents are being urged to prepare to cope with any common health concerns.

 

Community pharmacists can answer questions on choosing and using the right medicine and provide easy-to-understand advice on treating everyday ailments such as coughs, colds and flu. NHS 24 also has a number of pharmacists who are able to answer medicine and pharmacy-related questions over the telephone on 111. In addition, NHS inform has valuable advice on preparing for winter – visit www.nhsinform.scot and click on ‘Be health-wise this winter’.

 

Gail Caldwell, Director of Pharmacy, explains: “You can do a number of things to make sure you are prepared to deal with common illnesses for the coming months. Have a sufficient supply of medicines like paracetamol, sore throat and cough remedies, as these will help to relieve the symptoms of common ailments.

 

“If you take regular medication, you should check your existing supplies and only order what you need to ensure you have enough to see you through the holiday weekend. It is also a good idea to make sure you know when your local GP practice and community pharmacy are closed.”

 

Your community pharmacist can:

  • prescribe medication for you following a consultation, if you qualify for the Minor Ailments Service;
  • give you advice on the best way to take your medicines;
  • treat many women from age 16 to 64 for urinary tract infections under the Pharmacy First service (where they meet certain criteria);
  • treat many patients from two years of age for impetigo under the Pharmacy First service (where they meet certain criteria);
  • provide your repeat prescriptions when your GP is not available (under certain circumstances):
  • give women advice and supply emergency hormonal contraception;
  • dispense prescriptions;
  • give advice on diet and exercise;
  • give advice, support and where appropriate, prescribe nicotine replacement therapy to those giving up smoking;
  • hold records of your medicines to ensure that the safety of any future medication is checked;
  • provide a private area to discuss sensitive issues; and
  • give you advice over the telephone.

 

Many pharmacies also offer:

  • advice on travel health;
  • pregnancy testing;
  • collection and delivery of prescriptions;
  • supervised methadone supply; and
  • needle exchange.

 

Over Christmas, when GP practices are closed, you can still get advice from a community pharmacist or NHS 24.

Going to the correct healthcare provider means you will be seen quicker and more efficiently. If you need a doctor or dentist and it cannot wait until your GP or dental surgery is open, call NHS 24 on 111.

 

North Ayrshire

 

Monday 24 December 2018

All pharmacies will be open as normal, except those listed below which will close early:

  • Superdrug Pharmacy, 6B Aitken Street, Largs – open 8.30am to 5.30pm
  • Morrisons Pharmacy, 4 Irvine Road, Largs – open 9am to 6pm
  • Boots, Unit 2B, East Road, Irvine – open 9am to 5.30pm

 

Tuesday 25 December 2018

All pharmacies will be closed, except:

  • Shergill Pharmacy, 36 Caldon Road, Irvine – open 10am to 12noon
  • Lloyds, 154 High Street, Irvine – open 12noon to 2pm

 

Wednesday 26 December 2018

All pharmacies will be closed, except:

  • Boots, 1 Fullarton Square, Irvine – open 10am to 5pm
  • Boots, 2A Dalry Road, Kilbirnie- open 9am to 1pm
  • Morrisons Pharmacy, 4 Irvine Road, Largs – open 10am to 4pm
  • Penman Pharmacy, 2 Eglinton Street, Beith – open 9am to 1pm

East Ayrshire

 

Monday 24 December 2018

All pharmacies will be open as normal, except those listed below which will close early:

  • Morrisons Pharmacy, West Langlands Street, Kilmarnock – open 9am to 6pm
  • Doon Valley Pharmacy, 5 Cathcartston, Dalmellington – 9am – 5.30pm

 

Tuesday 25 December 2018

All pharmacies will be closed, except:

  • Boots, 62/70 King Street, Kilmarnock – open11am to 1pm
  • Bellfield Pharmacy, 89 Whatriggs Road, Kilmarnock – open 1pm to 3pm

 

Wednesday 26 December 2018

All pharmacies will be closed, except:

  • Boots, 62/70 King Street, Kilmarnock – open 10am to 5pm
  • Boots, 63 Grange Street, Kilmarnock – open 10am to 5pm
  • Morrisons Pharmacy, West Langlands Street, Kilmarnock – open 10am to 4pm

 

South Ayrshire

Monday 24 December 2018

All pharmacies will be open as normal, except those listed below which will close early:

  • Morrisons Pharmacy, Castlehill Road, Ayr – open 9am to 6pm
  • Lloyds, 146 Dalmellington Road, Ayr – open 8am to 5.30pm

 

Tuesday 25 December 2018

All pharmacies will be closed, except:

  • Boots, 42 Main Road, Whitletts, Ayr – open 11am to 1pm
  • Ogg & Co, 44 Newmarket Street, Ayr – open 1pm to 3pm

 

Wednesday 26 December 2018

All pharmacies will be closed, except:

  • Boots, 168/170 High Street, Ayr – open 8.30am to 5.30pm
  • Morrisons Pharmacy, Castlehill Road, Ayr – open 10am to 4pm
  • Boots, Girvan Community Hospital, Girvan – open 10am to 2pm
  • Boots, 89 Main Street, Prestwick – open 11am to 3pm
  • Boots, 49 Academy Street, Troon – open 10am to 5pm

 

 

 

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