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 at Stirling Health & Care Village will be open every day throughout the Easter holiday period from 9am – 9pm and no appointment is necessary. The centre 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 – Public Holidays
The majority of pharmacies across Forth Valley will be open as normal on Friday 19th April and Saturday 20th April 2019. A rota-system will operate on Sunday 21st April and Monday 22nd April 2019 to ensure local people can access over the counter medicines, prescriptions and speak to a pharmacist. Details of the opening times for the public holidays are outlined below.
This year the majority of GP surgeries across Forth Valley will close for four days from Good Friday (19th April 2019) to Easter Monday (22nd April 2019), before re-opening on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. 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 or by phoning 0800 22 44 88.
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.
- For tips and advice on how to be more active visit Take Life On