Bank Holiday Health Services in West Lancashire

The Early May Bank Holiday is fast approaching, make sure you know what health services are available and when, says West Lancashire Clinical Comissioning Group (CCG).

In West Lancashire there are a range of health services to support people if they feel unwell or have any health concerns. Find out who can help and where to go during the Bank Holiday weekend if you or a loved one is unwell:

Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy opening times on Bank Holiday Monday are below.  Normal opening times apply on other days.


Bank Holiday Monday (6 May 2019)

Asda Pharmacy, Ingram Road, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LA – 01695 567 010

9am – 6pm

Morrisons Pharmacy, Park Road, Ormskirk, L39 3RB

10am – 4pm


You can find a wealth of trusted advice about hundreds of health conditions and details of GPs, pharmacies in your local area by visiting This useful website also includes a handy symptom checker.

NHS 111

When you need medical help or advice fast, but it is not a 999 emergency, you can also call the NHS 111 service. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from mobiles and landlines. You can also access NHS 111 online, by visiting

If you need medical care for illnesses you cannot treat yourself, then your GP should be your next port of call.

Your Local GP

Your GP should be your first point of contact for non-emergency illnesses you can’t treat yourself. A GP will be available from 8.00am to 6.30pm weekdays (local GP practice times may vary). If you don’t have a GP, you can register with your local surgery.

If you’re not sure where this is, you can find out at: or call 0300 311 22 33.

In West Lancashire, patients can also now access a GP in the evening and at the weekend, seven days a week, including all bank holidays.

The service is offered from Sandy Lane Health Centre in Skelmersdale, Ormskirk Medical Centre and Burscough Health Centre, and to see all dates, times and services available, please visit the CCG’s website:

GP Practice

Bank Holiday Monday (6 May 2019)

Sandy Lane Health Centre

10am – 1pm

Ormskirk Medical Practice

10am – 1pm

Burscough Health Centre

10am – 1pm

This is a pre-booked service. If you or a loved one falls ill in the evening, when your GP is closed, call freephone NHS 111 or visit your nearest walk-in centre.

GP Out of Hours Service

If your local surgery is closed, you can still see a GP with the GP out-of-hours service; just call 111 and you can speak to a local GP over the phone or face to face if necessary.

It is very likely that you and your family will be seen and treated quickly using the out-of-hours service

Walk-in centres

West Lancashire has two walk-in centres.  The West Lancashire Urgent Care Centre (formally referred to as the West Lancashire Walk-in Centre) in Ormskirk, which is based at Ormskirk Hospital, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, L39 2AZ, and the Skelmersdale Walk-in Centre at The Concourse, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LJ, both of which are open seven days a week, from 8am – 8pm.

The staff within these centres, can treat minor injuries and minor ailments.

Walk-in Centres

Normal opening times

Bank Holiday Monday (6 May 2019)

Ormskirk Hospital

(L39 2AZ)

8am – 8pm everyday

8am – 8pm

The Concourse Skelmersdale (WN8 6LJ)

8am – 8pm everyday

8am – 8pm

For all of the important information you need to stay well this Early May Bank Holiday in West Lancashire visit: