A range of health services and support will be available during the Easter break to ensure that people across Forth Valley can access treatment and advice.
Minor Injuries Unit
The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Stirling Community Hospital will be open every day throughout the Easter holiday period from 9am – 9pm and no appointment is necessary. The MIU is able to treat adults and children over the age of one from across Forth Valley for a wide range of minor injuries including suspected broken bones, sprains and strains, cuts and scratches, minor burns and infected wounds.
Pharmacy Opening Times – Easter Holidays
The majority of pharmacies across Forth Valley will be open as normal on Friday 14th April and Saturday 15th April 2017. A rota-system will operate on Monday 17th April 2017 to ensure local people can access over the counter medicines, prescriptions and speak to a pharmacist. Details of the opening times for Easter Monday are outlined below.
- Boots the Chemist (Stirling) 8.30am – 6.00pm
- Tesco Pharmacy (Stirling) 9.00am – 6.00pm
- Lloyds Pharmacy (Sainsbury’s) 9.00am – 9.00pm
- Lindsay & Gilmour (St. Ninians) 10.00am – 4.00pm
- Aberfoyle Pharmacy 2.00pm – 6.00pm
- Lindsay & Gilmour (Bannockburn) 11.00am – 4.00pm
- M. Farren (Callander) 10.00am – 4.00pm
- Woodside Pharmacy (Doune) 9.00am – 1.00pm
- Boots the Chemist (Alloa) 9.00am – 5.30pm
- Lindsay & Gilmour Pharmacy (Sauchie) 10.00am – 4.00pm
- The Central Pharmacy (Tullibody) 9.00am – 6.00pm
- Boots the Chemist (Falkirk) 9.00am – 5.30pm
- Tesco Pharmacy (Falkirk) 9.00am – 6.00pm
- Lindsay & Gilmour Pharmacy (Bonnybridge) 9.00am – 1.00pm – 2.00pm – 6.00pm
- Boots the Chemist (Grangemouth) 12noon – 4.00pm
- Lindsay & Gilmour Pharmacy (Grangemouth) 12noon – 4.00pm
This year the majority of GP surgeries across Forth Valley will close for four days from Good Friday (14th April 2017) to Easter Monday (17th April 2017), before re-opening on Tuesday 18th April 2017. If you think you may need to see a GP when your local surgery is closed you should contact NHS 24 on 111 who can arrange for you to be seen at a GP out-of-hours centre in Forth Valley, if necessary. Remember your local pharmacist can provide advice and treatment for a wide range of common illnesses.
Health Information and Advice
General health information and advice can be found on NHS Inform http://www.nhsinform.co.uk/easter or by phoning 0800 22 44 88. Local health service information, including pharmacy opening times across Forth Valley, can be found at www.nhsforthvalley.com/spring-zone
Spring is the perfect time to dust off the winter cobwebs and get more active. Being more active is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and how you feel. Just 30mins of activity is all you need and you don’t have to go to a gym – walking, cycling, swimming or dancing will all help burn calories and improve your fitness. To find out how easy it could be watch this short video – it will make you think! If you have an under-lying medical condition or haven’t taken any exercise for a long time, we recommend you speak to you GP before starting a new exercise regime.
To find out more about a wide range of activities, sports and events across Forth Valley visit Choose to Lose – Get Active.
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- For tips and advice on how to be more active visit Take Life On
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