The Heath Shop is a free health information resource unit that provides health promotion and disease management information.
Health shop staff and volunteers can help people living with long term conditions access information to help them manage their condition. We are able to signpost to local and national organisations and sources of support that can help further support patients with their condition.
Our information can be used to encourage self management which means that patients are
•better informed about their condition(s)
•better prepared for everyday challenges
•better supported when they need it
The information provided at the Health Shop is not a substitute for medical advice but is there to support it.
Health Shop volunteers are happy to send out information on request and can liaise with ward staff to ensure that in-patients can receive the health information that they require.
The Health Shop has sites at:
• Ninewells Hospital, main concourse
• Perth Royal Infirmary, by main reception
• Whitehills HCCC, by main reception
• Links HC, by outpatient‘s reception
• Brechin HC, within waiting area
The Health Shop provides a focal point for raising awareness of various health weeks and campaigns. A table and display board can be used on request at most units.
A hearing aid battery and re-tubing service also runs from Ninewells and Whitehills Health Shops. Times of this service is available from each unit and can be accessed on our facebook page @NHSTaysideHealthShop