There is an ongoing IT issue affecting NHS computer systems across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

NHS services are open and operating as normal. However, we ask local people for their understanding and encourage the appropriate use of these services.

Please only visit the A&E department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in urgent and emergency situations.

The Walk-In Centre on Whitegate Drive and Same Day Health Centre in Fleetwood will treat urgent but non life-threatening illnesses and injuries as normal.

If you need medical advice for a non-urgent condition over the weekend, the NHS 111 helpline can provide fast and free advice. Your local pharmacy can also advise of treatment for minor ailments.

We thank local people for their understanding and cooperation.

Please check the following NHS websites for further updates when available: