Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas chemists

NHS Ayrshire & Arran has announced the local chemists that will be open over the Christmas holiday period.

Doctors’ surgeries will be closed for four days, from Christmas Day until Tuesday, December 29, but a number of pharmacies will be open and able to provide medicines and answer questions relating to treatment of everyday ailments, such as coughs, colds and flu. NHS 24 also has a number of community pharmacists who are able to answer medicine and pharmacy-related questions over the phone on 111.

In addition to dispensing medication, local chemists can give advice on the best way to take medicines; supply emergency hormonal contraception; advise on diet and exercise; provide a private area to discuss sensitive issues; offer pregnancy testing; supervise methadone supply.

On Christmas Day all chemists will be closed except:

Shergill Pharmacy - 36 Caldon Road, Irvine (10:00am-12noon)
Lloyds Pharmacy - 154/156 High Street, Irvine (12noon-2:00pm)

On Boxing Day (December 26) the Three Towns pharmacies that will be open are:

Boots - 77 Dockhead Street, Saltcoats (10:00am–4:00pm)
Gallagher Pharmacy - 19 Dockhead Street, Saltcoats (9:00am-1:00pm and 1:30pm-5:00pm)
Lloyds Pharmacy - 28/30 New Street, Stevenston (9:00am-5:00pm)

Also open on Boxing Day are:

Well Pharmacy - 18/20 Main Street, Beith (9:00am-1:00pm)
Boots - 1 Fullarton Square, Irvine (9:00am-5:30pm)
Lloyds Pharmacy - 154/156 High Street, Irvine (9:00am-5:00pm)
Lloyds Pharmacy - 151 Main Street, Kilwinning (9:00am-5:00pm)
Superdrug - 6b Aitken Street, Largs (11:00am-5:00pm)
Morrisons Pharmacy - 4 Irvine Road, Largs (10:00am-4:00pm)
Lloyds Pharmacy - 110/112 Main Street, West Kilbride (8:45am-5:00pm)
                                                                                                                      
Two North Ayrshire chemists are open on Sunday, December 27:

Superdrug - 6b Aitken Street, Largs (11:00am-5:00pm)
Boots - 1 Fullarton Square, Irvine (11:00am-5:00pm)

Three Towns pharmacies open on Monday, December 28 are:

Gallagher Pharmacy - 6 Central Avenue, Ardrossan (9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm
Gallagher Pharmacy - 41 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan (9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm
Boots - 77 Dockhead Street, Saltcoats (9:00am-5.30pm)
Gallagher Pharmacy - 41 Hamilton Street, Saltcoats (9:00am-1:30pm and 2:00pm-5:30pm)
Gallagher Pharmacy - 13 New Street, Stevenston (9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:30pm)

Anyone who urgently needs a doctor while GP surgeries are closed should call NHS 24 on 111. The same number applies for emergency dental treatment.

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