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Merry Christmas

24 December 2021

Merry Christmas graphic - white writing on a red background, with the James Paget NHS logo in the top right corner and baubles, a candy cane, a star and greenery like Christmas tree branches along the bottom. 

We’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and ask for your assistance over the festive period.

If you need medical help over Christmas please remember that our A&E is for emergencies only. Please make use of the NHS 111 service – by dialing 111 or going online; if you need advice about a medical issue. This will direct you to the most appropriate service for your needs.

If you have a friend or relative in hospital over the festive season and need to drop off urgent items for them, please read our piece here for the opening hours of our front reception on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the Bank Holidays.

If you still need your Covid vaccination booster, please be aware that both the Louise Hamilton Centre and Market Gates vaccination centre will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but open every day after that until the end of December. For details of daily opening times at each location please see here;  This information is updated regularly, so you may wish to check before attending.

Please note that walk in vaccinations for 12-15-year olds are not available at Market Gates.

Don’t forget - if you’re aged 18 or over you could get your vaccination at our next ‘drive through’ service, for booster doses only, on Tuesday, 28 December, between 9am and 3pm.