Health Advice on Easter Healthcare service


People visiting and living in Skegness and the surrounding area this Easter are being urged to be aware of where they can get medical help and advice if needed.

Local health services are keen that residents and visitors know how to stay healthy and where to go in an emergency during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend .

Pharmacies are very useful sources of expert advice, particularly for relief from symptoms of less serious illnesses and injuries, including colds, sore throats and insect bites and stings. Patients unsure which health service they need should call NHS 111.

When not an emergency, dialling 111, free from landlines and mobile telephones, gives access to trained call handlers who can give the best advice.

For minor illnesses and injuries which need urgent attention but are not emergencies, the Urgent Care Centre at Skegness Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Its team can help adults and children with cuts, minor burns, bites and stings, strains and sprains or even suspected fractures.