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Use A&E responsibly this Easter

Easter is just around the corner and Lambeth CCG is reminding local people to think carefully before visiting their local A&E department over the four day weekend.

As many prepare to tackle the garden, dabble in DIY and celebrate with friends and family, residents are reminded that A&E is for life-threatening illnesses only and that alternative health services are available locally.

Adrian McLachlan, Chair of Lambeth CCG, said: “Easter is a busy time for local A&E departments; people should not use the ambulance service and A&E as an alternative to their GP.

“Using the right health service for your needs can prevent you waiting many hours in A&E, ensure you receive more appropriate treatment more quickly and free up local A&E staff to help those patients with the most serious conditions.”

He added: “Patients should also plan ahead and make sure they have enough medicines to see them through the Easter holidays when their GP surgeries closed.”

GP hubs over Easter period

Friday 3rd AprilSaturday 4th AprilSunday 5th AprilMonday 6th April
South East Hub
Knights Hill Surgery,
Suite 1, West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre,
London,
SE27 0DF
Tel: 020 3049 0733
CLOSED8am-5pm8am-5pmCLOSED

South West Hub
Clapham Family Practice
89 Clapham High Street, London,
SW4 7DB
Tel: 020 3049 6625

9am-5pm9am-5pm9am-5pm9am-5pm

North Hub
Binfield Road Practice
1 Binfield Road,
London,
SW4 6TB
Tel: 020 7501 1893

9am-5pm9am-5pm9am-5pm9am-5pm
Walk In Centre
Gracefield Gardens
8am-8pm (SELDOC)8am-8pm
(SELDOC)
8am-8pm
(SELDOC)
8am-8pm (SELDOC)

 

 Alternative NHS services available to Lambeth residents over Easter:

  • Self-care – people suffering from minor ailments such as coughs and colds, grazes and hangovers should treat themselves at home or visit their local pharmacy
  • Pharmacies – your local pharmacist is qualified to offer advice on health issues and medication as well as treat headaches, an upset stomach and other common illnesses. Lambeth pharmacy opening hours over Easter.
  • GP out-of-hours service (SELDOC) –  if your GP surgery is closed, call your local GP Out of Hours service provided by South East London Doctors on Call on 020 8693 9066
  • Urgent Care Centre - no appointment necessary and the right place if you have a minor illnesses and injuries, such as cuts, burns, sprains and suspected breaks. Guy’s Urgent Care Centre at Guy’s Hospital, Tabard Annexe, Great Maze Pond, SE1 9RT or call 020 3049 8970.