If you are not feeling well over the festive period, please take some time to think about where you should go for help.
Many common ailments, such as colds and flu or stomach upsets can be treated without you going to GPs or local hospitals. Pharmacists often provide the appropriate help or advice you need so you can enjoy your Christmas break with your family.
Take control of your health and make sure you have a fully stocked medicine cabinet to help you deal with any unexpected illness. Be prepared by checking our guide here: https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Yourmedicinecabinet.aspx
Don’t forget there is the free NHS child health app gives easy to understand guidance on childhood illnesses. It can help you recognise when your child is unwell, and give advice on when and where to seek further treatment.
Here is the list of which pharmacies are open over the festive period.
|Pharmacy||Address||Telephone Number||25th December||26th December||1st January
|Asda Pharmacy||South Church Road, Bishop|
Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7LB
|01388 600210||10:00 - 12:00||09:00 - 18:00||10:00 - 18:00|
|Asda Pharmacy||Byron Place, South Terrace,|
Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7HN
|0191 5136219||Closed||09:00 - 18:00||10:00 - 18:00|
|Asda Pharmacy||Surtees Road, Peterlee, SR8 5HA||0191 5878510||Closed||09:00 - 18:00||10:00 - 18:00|
|Asda Pharmacy||St Andrew's Lane, Spennymoor,|
Co Durham, DL16 6QB
|01388 824510||Closed||09:00 - 18:00||09:00 - 18:00|
|Boots||Unit 8 Bishop Auckland Shopping Park, Tindale Crescent, St Helen Auckland, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 9FA||01388 665183||Closed||09:00 - 18:00||Closed|
|Boots||31 Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7EW,||01388 603 140||Closed||09:00 – 15:00||Closed|
|Boots||57 Beveridge Way, Newton Aycliffe, Co.Durham, DL5 4DU||01325 300 355||Closed||10:00 – 15:00||Closed|
|Boots||18 Cheapside, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6DJ||01388 814 976||16:00 - 18:00||Closed||Closed|
|Boots||30-32 The Chare, Peterlee, Co Durham, SR8 1AE,||0191 586 264010||Closed||10:00 – 15:00||Closed|
|Eilbeck Harbour Pharmacy||Seaham Primary Care Centre, St Johns Square, Seaham, SR7 7JE,||0191 581 3203||11:00 - 13:00||Closed||Closed|
|Lloyds Pharmacy||St Helen's Industrial Estate,|
St Helen's Auckland,
Bishop Auckland, County Durham,
|Closed||09:00 - 18:00||09:00 - 18:00|
|Greenwell Road, Newton Aycliffe. County Durham DL5 4DH||01325 506847||Closed||Closed||09:00 - 18:00|
Using your pharmacy takes pressure of A & E and frees up staff for real emergencies
Don’t forget to ask before your GP surgery closes on for the holidays, if you know you need a prescription over the Christmas period.
Accident and Emergency services get ‘extremely busy’ during Christmas and New Year, so we really want you to think carefully about what service is right for you.
A minor injury is a sprain, strain, wound infection , minor head or eye injury or insect or animal bite.
To get an appointment at Peterlee Community Hospital or Bishop Auckland Community Hospital please dial NHS 111.
Accident and Emergency
In a life-threatening emergency visit A&E or call 999. Accident & emergency departments and 999 are for serious or life-threatening emergencies.