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August Bank Holiday services

Posted on Tuesday 21st August 2012

Plan your health care ahead of the bank holiday weekend

Ahead of the August Bank Holiday weekend people are being asked to be prepare and make sure that have any repeat medication they might need as GP surgeries will be shut as normal during this time.

GP surgeries across Cumbria will be shut over the August Bank Holiday weekend from the evening of Friday 24th until the morning of Tuesday August 28th 2012.

During this time Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC), Cumbria’s out of hours GP Service will provide out of hours for GPs cover from clinic locations across the county.

This is urgent cover as provided in the evenings and weekends normally, therefore people are asked to be sensible and only contact CHoC if they have an urgent problem which cannot wait until their GP surgery reopens.

Patients should call Cumbria Health on Call on 03000 247 247 before attending one of their clinic locations.

Cumbria Health on Call, are not able to issue repeat prescriptions, so patients who may require a repeat prescription over the bank holidays or weekends need to organise this in advance.

Other health services are also available over the bank holiday weekend, as listed below:

These are also available online at www.cumbria.nhs.uk

Over the bank holiday the following NHS primary care and community services will be available throughout Cumbria.

GP services

GP practices will be closed over the Bank Holidays.

Cumbria Health on Call, Cumbria's out of hours GP service will be available as normal over the bank holidays, and at nights and weekends for anyone who needs to urgently see a GP.

Contact: 03000 247 247.

National NHS services

NHS Direct provides 24 hour free health advice. The service can be contacted on: 0845 46 47

or online at: www.nhs.uk

Dental services

Emergency dental treatment and advice will be available as normal.

Contact 01228 603900 (North Cumbria), or 01539 716822 (South Cumbria).

Pharmacy opening hours over the August Bank Holiday

South Lakeland:

Asda Pharmacy, Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7JA

Tel: 01539 742410

Open: 9am - 6pm

Boots the Chemist, 10 Elephant Yard, Kendal, LA9 4PU

Tel: 01539 720180

Open: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Boots the Chemist, 32/34 Market Street, Ulverston, LA12 7LR

Tel: 01229 582049

Open: 10am-4pm

Boots the Chemist, 8-9 Market Cross, Ambleside, LA22 9BT

Tel: 015394 33355

Open: 9am - 6.30pm

Boots the Chemist, 10-12 Crescent Road, Windermere, LA23 1EA

Tel: 015394 43093

Open: 10am - 4pm

Superdrug, 18a Westmorland Shopping Centre, Kendal, LA9 4LR

Tel: 01539 723551

Open: 9am-5.30pm


Asda Pharmacy, Barrow, LA14 5UG

Tel: 01229 842510

Open: 9am - 6pm

Boots the Chemist, 15-17 Portland Walk, Barrow, LA14 1DB

Tel: 01229 820449

Open: 11am - 5pm

Tesco Instore Pharmacy, Hindpool Road, Barrow, LA14 2NE

Tel: 01229 897447

Open: 11am - 4pm


Asda Pharmacy, Chandler Way, Carlisle, CA3 0JQ

Tel: 01228 554119

Open: 9am - 6pm

Boots the Chemist, 43-49 English Street, Carlisle, CA3 8JU

Tel: 01228 542944

Open: 11am-5pm

Superdrug, Unit 1, Grapes Lane, Carlisle, CA3 8NX

Tel: 01228 521440

Open: 9am-5:30pm

Tesco Pharmacy, Warwick Road, Carlisle, CA1 2SB

Tel: 01228 600449

Open: 11am - 4pm


Boots the Chemist, 3 Grahams Lane, Penrith, CA11 7BT

Tel: 01768 862735

Open: 10am - 4pm

W M Morrisons Ltd, Brunswick Road, Penrith, CA11 7JU

Tel: 01768 862055

Open: 9am-6pm

Sainsbury’s Pharmacy, 1 Common Garden Square, Penrith, CA11 7FG

Tel: 01768 245808

Open: 7am-7pm


Morrison’s Pharmacy, Flatt Walks, Whitehaven, CA28 7RW

Tel: 01946 66131

Open: 8.00am - 7pm

Tesco Pharmacy, North Shore, Whitehaven, CA28 7XY

Tel: 01946 852449

Open: 11am - 4pm


Asda Pharmacy, Dunmail Park Shopping Centre, Workington, CA14 1NQ

Tel: 01900 607730

Open: 9am-6pm

Boots the Chemist, 31 Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL

Tel: 017687 72108 

Open: 9am - 5:30pm

Boots the Chemist, 29 Murray Road, Workington, CA14 2AB

Tel: 01900 602405

Open: 10am - 4pm

Additional information on NHS Cumbria's services and bank holiday arrangements can visit www.cumbria.nhs.uk

Posted on Tuesday 21st August 2012


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