Self Care for Life – Take Control
18 -24 November 2013
Hospital staff and local people will have an opportunity to find out more about how they can improve their own health and pick up potential signs of serious illnesses during Self Care Week between 18 to 24 November at Salisbury District Hospital.
Every lunchtime throughout the week specialist staff will be on hand in Springs Restaurant to provide information on a wide range of areas from stop smoking advice and mental wellbeing and carer support to more specific information on conditions such as breast and prostate care. There will also be displays in the Medical Surgical Outpatients Department, Hedgerows Coffee Shop and in Salisbury Library in the city centre.
Claire Gorzanski, Head of Clinical Effectiveness said: “ Self Care Week is an annual event that focuses on ensuring that there is support for self care throughout communities and families and across all generations. While the NHS provides care and treatment both in hospital and the community, it’s essential that people also take responsibility for their own wellbeing, so that they understand how to look after their own health and the factors that can lead to physical or mental illness.”
“During self care week we will provide patients and visitors with a wide range of information and advice that will help them and give them the support that they need to take greater control of their own health and wellbeing.”
For further information please contact:
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 01722 425170