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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Monday 29 May 2017 bank holiday weekend message

Published: 23/05/2017

Another bank holiday weekend is coming up, so please consider that on Monday 29 May 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 26 May until 8am on Tuesday 30 May 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 Friday 26 May, but closed on Monday 29 May, reopening at 8am on Tuesday 30 May.  

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.