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It's Your Festive Health Guide

December 16, 2009 11:44 AM

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During the festive period it should sit beside the TV listings – NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s (NHSGGC) essential winter guide.

The 36-page booklet, gives details about how the public should use their health service over the holiday period, and is being distributed widely throughout GP surgeries, health centres, clinics, pharmacies and opticians. It includes vital information such as the opening hours of pharmacies throughout the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area, advice on how to access a GP when surgeries are closed.

The guide also reminds the public that three Minor Injury Units (MIUs) operate at the New Victoria Hospital, New Stobhill Hospital, and the Vale of Leven Hospital between 9am-9pm throughout the holiday, for a range of minor physical injuries for adults and children aged five and over.

Dr Linda de Caestecker, NHSGGC’s Director of Public Health, said: “Whilst GP and dental surgeries close for the two public holidays at Christmas and again at New Year, many other health services remain open. This guide lets you know what to do if someone becomes unwell and can’t wait for the GP surgery to re-open on 29th December and on January 5th following the four day New Year holiday. I’d encourage everybody to make sure to get their copy and keep it handy.”

For those who don’t manage to pick up a copy of the brochure, an electronic version is available on a dedicated ‘winter zone’ on NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s website. The winter zone is also full of helpful tips about keeping warm and well throughout winter.

For more information contact NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429.

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