Chemist and urgent care holiday arrangements

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The Health and Social Care Board together with the Northern Trust, local GPs, pharmacists and dentists have been working to ensure that local people have access

to urgent care services over the Christmas and the New Year holiday period.

The Trust has been working with pharmacists to draw up holiday pharmacy rota, in Coleraine, Gordon’s Chemist on New Row will be open from 1pm to 2pm.

The GP out of hours service, Dalriada Urgent Care, is available if you require urgent medical care. Remember to telephone the service first. Dalriada Urgent Care will be operating for all GP Practices from when your GP Practice closes on Thursday evening, 24th December until your GP Practice opens on Tuesday,29th December.

Dalriada Urgent Care will also be operating over the New Year period from Thursday evening, 31st December 2015 until Monday, 4th January 2016. Call 028 2566 3500.

Out of hours Dental Services

Details of dental services will be displayed at dental surgeries or can be obtained by contacting your dentist. For out of hours urgent dental problems, patients should contact their dental surgery, visit www.hscboard.hscni.net/news/EmergencyDentalServices.html , or ring the Relief of Dental Pain Clinic out of hours telephone number 028 2566 3510.

The Relief of Dental Pain Clinic is for the treatment of dental emergencies only, including trauma, swelling, uncontrolled bleeding and severe pain.

Out of hours Emergency Social Work Service

The out of hours Emergency Social Work Service is available outside normal office hours and on weekends, Bank Holidays and Public Holidays for genuine

emergencies that cannot wait until the next working day.

You can contact the service on 028 9504 9999.