Hours changing at West
Lancashire NHS Walk In Centres
THE opening hours of West Lancashire
Health Centre and Skelmersdale Walk In Centre will change, from Monday, 5 December
West Lancashire Health Centre, which is at Ormskirk Hospital, will continue to
open at 8am every day, but the last booking to see a nurse will now be 7.30pm,
instead of 9pm.
Skelmersdale Walk In Centre, at The Concourse, will open an hour later, at 8am, with
the last booking to see a nurse changing to 7.30pm, instead of 9pm, Monday to
Friday. Weekend opening times of 9am to 5pm remain the same.
||Times from Mon 5 December
|West Lancashire Health Centre
Wigan Road, Ormskirk, L39 2AZ
|8am to 7.30pm (Mon-Sun)
||8am to 9pm*
|Skelmerdale Walk-in Centre
Skelmerdale, L39 2AZ
|8am to 7.30pm (Mon-Fri)
9am to 5pm (Sat - Sun)
|7am to 9pm*
* Note - closing times are last bookings to
see a nurse
Interim Chief Executive Iain McInnes said:-
"Through a combination of sickness and vacant posts we are unable to fill, the
Trust has experienced a severe shortage of appropriate clinical staff at both
Walk In Centres. We have had no alternative but to adapt the opening hours to
fit the staff we have available and maintain a safe service for patients. We
will, however, keep staffing under regular review. Only a very small number of
patients choose to use these services in the late evening but I want to
apologise to anyone who is inconvenienced."
Anyone who thinks they need medical help outside the walk In Centre opening
hours should examine their options.
When you need medical help or advice fast, but it is not a 999 emergency, 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.
For more information please visit:-