If you are staying in hospital, why not visit the website of your local library to find out more about their online services?
You can access eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers and more for free via your local library! See below for more information on library resources in your council area:
If you have any questions or need help accessing these services during your stay please ask a member of staff to contact NHS Forth Valley Library Services.
You can also use the ALISS website to find support in your local community, including information on groups, services and activities for health and wellbeing – just search by postcode, town or city to get started.
Remember to always use a trusted source of health information such as NHS Inform.
Its OK to Ask
If you have an appointment with a healthcare professional, you are encouraged to ask questions about your condition, treatment and care options. You may want to use the BRAN questions:
- What are the Benefits?
- What are the Risks?
- What are the Alternatives?
- What if I did Nothing?
Visit the It’s OK to Ask page on NHS Inform for more information and resources.
You can also learn more about Realistic Medicine here.