May Bank Holiday Closure


We will be closed on Monday 6th May 2024 for the Bank Holiday. Anima will close on Friday 3rd May 2024, in the afternoon or when capacity is reached and will reopen on Tuesday 7th May 2024 in the morning as usual.

If you have any medical concerns that cannot wait until we re-open, it is important to know how you can get help during the holiday period.


Prescription medication:

Please make sure that you have enough prescription medication left. You can order a repeat prescription when you have a 7-day supply remaining. Keep in mind that it may take up to 72 hours for your prescription to be processed, and the pharmacy will require additional time to dispense it.


Non-life-threatening emergencies:

For non-life-threatening emergencies, you can use the NHS 111 service (for people aged over five) or by calling 111.

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Self-care is the best choice for treating minor illnesses and injuries such as coughs, colds, grazes, small cuts, or a sore throat. These can often be managed at home or in holiday accommodation with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest.


Pharmacist services:

Pharmacists can provide advice and treatment for conditions like hay fever, diarrhoea, earache, painful cough, sticky eye, teething, and rashes. Your local community pharmacy can issue emergency repeat medication without a GP prescription. You can call 111 or visit NHS 111 for further assistance or find your nearest pharmacy using the NHS Find a Pharmacy tool


Minor injuries:

For minor injuries, use services like Minor Injury Units and Walk-in Centres.

Always check local arrangements


NHS website:

The NHS website is always available for advice and guidance.



In case of emergencies or serious, life-threatening conditions (such as severe bleeding, breathing difficulties, severe chest pain, or loss of consciousness), call A&E/999.

Find your nearest A&E Department


Mental health:

For mental health support any time of day or night, call The Mental Health Number: 0800 448 0828

Published: May 3, 2024