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Get the right health care at the right time over the Easter weekend

2nd April 2015 | By Liz Mattock | Posted in

Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to ensure that people who need health care over the long Easter weekend are able to find the right service for their needs.

Many GP surgeries will be closed from Good Friday (3 April) to bank holiday Monday (6 April). However, if you need to see a GP, but your usual practice is closed, there are two GP practices in the city which will be open over the weekend and will be available to all city patients, even if they are not registered at the practice. Patients wanting to see a GP should telephone the practice on the number given. The two practices are:

Dr Kapur
Melbourne Road Health Centre
47 Melbourne Road
Tel: 0116 255 9869
Open: Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday 9am – 3pm

Dr Singh
The Health Centre
Pasley Road
Eyres Monsell
Tel: 0844 477 3414
Open: Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday 7am – 6pm

The following five practices will be open on Easter Saturday, to see only patients who are already registered with that practice:

  • Beaumont Lodge Surgery, Saturday 9am – 2pm
  • Dr Roy, Fosse Road South, Saturday 9am-1pm
  • Fosse Medical Centre, Saturday 9am – 12 noon
  • Merridale Medical Centre, Saturday 9am -12 noon
  • Asquith Surgery, Saturday 8am – 11am

Patients can also visit Leicester’s walk-in and urgent care centres which offer quick, professional healthcare and can treat minor burns, cuts and wounds, infections and rashes, as well as stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Leicester Urgent Care Centre
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Infirmary Square
Open: 24 hours a day, every day.

Merlyn Vaz Walk in Centre
Spinney Hill Road
Tel: 0116 242 9450
Open: Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday 8am – 8pm
Easter Monday 8am – 10pm

Alternative options include pharmacists, who can provide professional health advice and over the counter medicines for a range of common illnesses, and health advice is also available by calling NHS 111, which is available 24 hours a day.

Details of local pharmacy opening times over Easter are available here.

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