Details of health and social care services open over Christmas and New Year

December 16, 2020

The Healthwatch Calderdale office will be closed from Christmas Eve and will re-open on Monday 4 January, 2021.

Here are some emergency contacts if you are in a health crisis and need support.

Covid-19:

The latest guidance and updates about Covid-19, including local support available, can be found on Calderdale Council’s website here: www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus

Remember, if you have symptoms of Covid-19 you should be isolating, as per the latest guidance here: https://www.healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk/covid-19-faq-frequently-asked-questions/

Health crisis:

Call 111 if you need medical help or for an out of hours GP appointment. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help; it is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you think you might need to go to A&E
  • you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
  • your GP surgery isn’t open
  • Dental pain
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

If there is an emergency or life-threatening situation you should call 999.  

Call 999 if:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe loss of blood
  • Severe burns and scalds
  • Choking
  • Fitting/convulsions
  • Drowning
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Head injury

Pharmacy opening times:

For full details on GP and pharmacy services over Christmas, including bank holidays, www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/gp-and-pharmacy-winter-bank-holiday-opening-times
Here is planned pharmacy opening times:

Pharmacy opening times, Calderdale
Pharmacy opening times, Calderdale

 

Mental health:
National organisations:

  • Samaritans: 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org
  • Shout: Text Shout to 85258 or visit www.giveusashout.org/

Local organisations:

South West Yorkshire NHS Trust provide support for urgent mental health needs.
In Calderdale the contact numbers for 24/7 support are:

Adults (aged 18 +) – 01924 316830

Children and young people (CAMHS) – 01422 300001

People with a learning disability –– 07795 884879

Visit www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/service-users-and-carers/in-crisis/ for the latest information about the service.

Hospital visiting:

Click the link here to see the latest guidance for visiting at Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary: https://www.cht.nhs.uk/patients-visitors/visiting-and-other-ways-to-stay-in-touch/

Dental:

If you are experiencing dental pain during the Christmas and New Year period contact 111 who can provide emergency dental appointments either in local hospitals or dental practices.

Sexual health:

Sexual health clinics in Calderdale run at the Broad Street Plaza. All appointments must be booked by calling 01422 261370. Click here for opening times and more: https://sexualhealth.cht.nhs.uk/about-our-service/opening-times/

Calderdale Council:

Gateway to Care is the main contact point for all social care services in Calderdale.
Visit here for more details on the opening times for all Council services over Christmas and New Year: www.calderdale.gov.uk/socialcare/wellbeing-hub/contact-us.jsp