May bank holidays; pharmacy opening times and medical support
With May Day, the King’s Coronation and the Spring bank holiday nearly upon us, Healthwatch Wokingham Borough want to remind everyone to make sure their medicine cabinets are stocked up, and repeat prescriptions are ordered in time for the following dates:
Monday 1st May: May Day bank holiday
Saturday 6th May: Coronation of King Charles III
Monday 8th May: Bank holiday for the Coronation of King Charles III
Monday 29th May: Spring bank holiday
During the bank holidays, please call your chosen pharmacy before visiting to ensure they are open and have the medication you need. Local pharmacy opening hours are below:
Get medical help with NHS 111
NHS 111 can also be used for less-urgent health concerns to get advice and information based on their individual specific symptoms.
The service is available 24 hours a day, including weekends and bank holidays, and can be reached online at 111.nhs.uk or over the phone by calling 119.
In an emergency
People experiencing a genuine, life-threatening health emergency, such as heavy bleeding, significant chest pain or loss of consciousness should seek help straight away by calling 999 or by visiting the nearest hospital emergency department.