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When You're Ill Know Who To Turn To This Winter

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

As we see a colder snap about to begin NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is providing a comprehensive guide on ‘Know Who to Turn To’ this winter. 

The guide to what NHS services are available is being delivered to every household across Greater Glasgow and Clyde over the course of this week and provides vital information on which service is right for your ailment.  

Whether you have a cold, the flu or a more serious ailment this guide will keep you right on the best way to get help.  The guide also has tips and advice on looking after your health by staying safe and warm.  

There is detailed information on the four Minor Injury Units (MIUs) available at the New Victoria Hospital, New Stobhill Hospital, West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital and the Vale of Leven Hospital which all operate between 9am-9pm. These are suitable for a range of minor physical injuries for adults and children aged five and over. 

Contact information regarding the wide range of out-of-hours services including those staffed by GPs is also comprehensively covered. 

Dr Emilia Crighton, Director of Public Health, NHSGGC, said: “Many common ailments, such as colds and flu or stomach upsets, can be treated without going to GPs or local hospitals - pharmacists often provide the appropriate help.  

“By having this vital guide to hand, know what services are available during the winter and how these can be accessed appropriately. 

“It outlines where people can access help if someone becomes unwell and can’t wait for the GP surgery to re-open.” 

ENDS   

 

For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected].

 

 

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