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Easter bank holiday weekend 2018 message

Published: 26/03/2018

As Easter is nearly here, please consider that Friday 30 March (Good Friday) and Monday 2 April 2018 (Easter Monday) are both bank holiday days, and so some health services – such as GP surgeries and pharmacies - may have reduced opening hours over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Take care of yourself over Easter by:

  • Ensuring you have enough medication during this time.
  • Planning routine GP appointments and checking operating/opening hours of your healthcare provider.
  • Calling 111 or visiting your local pharmacist if you are feeling unwell, instead of waiting for the GP surgery to open again.


Our Trust opening times


Our Trust’s offices will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 29 March until 8am on Tuesday 3 April 2017.

If you, or someone you know, use our services and need to contact us during this time, please contact our 24-hour switchboard on 0121 301 0000 for assistance.

Our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) will be open as normal 8am-8pm on Thursday 29 March, but closed from Friday 30 March, reopening at 8am on Tuesday 3 April. 

Who should I call in a crisis?

  • NHS 111, by dialling 111 – open 24 hours
  • Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 – open 24 hours
  • SANELINE on 03000 304 7000 – open 6pm-11pm every day


Who should I call in an emergency?

Always call 999 if someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk.

For further advice and information on what to do in a crisis or emergency, please click here.

Please click here for a list of pharmacies and their opening times over the bank holiday weekend.