On Monday NHS Tayside are planning to run as many services as it can while taking in to account the need to balance critical service delivery with staff marking the occasion, and the impact that other public holiday arrangements may have on staffing such as school closures and changes to public transport.
All emergency, urgent and cancer services including urgent cancer procedures, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, renal dialysis and urgent inpatient diagnostics will continue to run.
The emergency department at Perth Royal Infirmary and Ninewells Hospital will remain open as usual, although services are expected to be very busy.
A small number of community pharmacies will be open, and NHS Tayside will publish all open pharmacies on their social media channels when the list is available.
Tayside vaccination centres will remain open and all those who have an appointment for Monday, 19 September should attend at their allocated venue and time. As is the case currently, there are no drop-in clinics running on Monday.
GP services will operate via out of hours arrangements on Monday, meaning patients will need to call NHS24 on 111, with the same applying to anyone who is needing urgent eye care that cannot wait until opticians reopen.
Dundee Dental Hospital will be closed, with It is also anticipated that many other dental practices and opticians will close. The public are asked to check with their own practice and optician if they have an appointment scheduled for Monday.
Some planned routine procedures and routine outpatient clinics will not be able to go ahead. Any patient affected will be contacted directly and given another date to come into hospital or to see their healthcare professional.
NHS Tayside are worked hard to rearrange services for this exceptional public holiday and some services are finalising their plans. Any updates will be published on the NHS Tayside website and on their social media.
For more information visit https://www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk/GoingToHospital/PROD_358769/index.htm