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Monday 27 August 2018 bank holiday weekend message

Published: 22/08/2018
It’s a bank holiday this weekend, so please consider that on Monday 27 August some health services – such as GP surgeries and pharmacies - may have reduced opening hours.

Take care of yourself this bank holiday 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 Friday 24 August until 8am on Tuesday 28 August 2018.

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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 Friday 24 August, but will be closed on Monday 27 August, reopening at 8am on Tuesday 28 August. 

Who should I call in a crisis?

NHS 111, by dialling 111 – open 24 hours a day
Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 – open 24 hours a day
SANELINE on 03000 304 7000 – open 4.30pm to 10.30pm 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 in Birmingham and Solihull, which lists their opening times over the August 2018 bank holiday weekend.