A quick Google gave me a list of pharmacies, but which were open out of hours ?
The Swansea Council website had a helpful link.
Looked useful - followed the link. And look - there's a place at the bottom of the page to look for pharmacies by postcode.
NHS Direct operates a 24-hour nurse advice and health information service, providing confidential information on what to do if you or your family are feeling ill, particular health conditions, local healthcare services, such as doctors, dentists or late night opening pharmacies, self help and support organisations.
Enter a postcode, check the pharmacy box and you end up here.
I don't know if any of you can get any results from that page, but I couldn't. I hadn't noticed the bit underneath saying :
This service is provided for people in England only. For local services information in other parts of UK please visit the NHS in Northern Ireland, the NHS in Scotland or the NHS in Wales.
Not to worry - I found another link to here.
"Enter a valid postcode or place name" - OK, "Swansea".
Apparently that's not a valid placename - after all, it's only a city of some 250,000 people.
It appears that the "National" Health Service is in practice "The NHS in England" - only unlike the Scots and Welsh, the name of the English nation is verboten. If you enter "SA3 2BT" on this page you're told :
This postcode can be classed within Wales.Follow the link and you do indeed get a list of pharmacies - but no information on late opening.
Please visit the http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ for more information outside England.
With a sigh I dialled NHS Direct Wales - which turns out to be the same number as NHS Direct England . Fifteen minutes later I sat listening to a staff member typing in the same details on the same web pages.
"I'm sorry, I'm afraid I can't help you"
If you want information on out of hours pharmacies in Swansea, it seems the thing to do is to ring your 80-year-old aunt there. She walks up to the local shops, where a list of out-of-hours pharmacies is displayed in the chemist's window, copies them down and rings back.
I explained my problems with NHS Direct.
"I could have told you not to bother. Everybody knows they're a waste of time".