NHS 111

People who need urgent NHS care across Sefton are being asked to contact NHS 111 before going to a hospital accident and emergency department.

NHS 111 will direct people to the most appropriate health service which may include a walk-in centre, GP practice, pharmacy or hospital.

If patients are assessed as needing to attend a hospital or a walk-in centre, they will get a timed appointment or they will be triaged over the phone by a clinician.

Litherland Walk-in Centre is open from 8am to 8pm on Bank Holiday Monday and is operating a telephone triage and appointment system to keep everyone safe by supporting social distancing. Local residents are advised to book an appointment before visiting the centre by calling 0151 475 4667.

In a medical emergency, people should always call 999.



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

You can also get the NHS App on the App Store or Google Play. The NHS App is the simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone and tablet.



Pharmacies can offer expert advice on a wide range of everyday health concerns. If you require a repeat prescription, remember to order it on time to ensure you have the medication you need.

Although many pharmacies will be open over the bank holiday, the table below contains the details of places we know for certain will be. If you are unsure and would like to contact your local pharmacist directly, you can find their telephone number by using the NHS choices website.


Summer Bank Holiday

(30 Aug 2021)

Asda Pharmacy

Central 12 Shopping Park, Derby Road, Southport PR9 0TY

01704 502 250

9am to 6pm


Unit 3, Central 12 Shopping Park, Derby Road, Southport, PR9 0TQ

01704 536 937

9am to 6pm


31 - 39 Chapel Street, Southport, PR8 1AH

01704 533 907

11am to 5pm

Lloyds Pharmacy (Sainsburys store) 

St Georges Place, Lord Street, Southport, PR9 0AF

01704 512275

10am to 4pm 

Tesco Pharmacy

Town Lane, Southport, PR8 5JH

0345 677 9628

9am to 6pm


Mental health support

For anyone over 16 in need of urgent mental health support as they no longer feel able to cope or be in control of their situation, there is a free 24-hour telephone service on 0800 145 6570.

There is also free, confidential, 24/7 text message support for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope.

The service, run by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with you, to take your next steps towards feeling better. For this service text HEAL to 85258.