The prospect of nursing a poorly child can be a pretty horrifying one – but health services in Bucks are trying to keep the frights at bay this Halloween, by offering information and advice at two supernaturally special events this half-term week.
Representatives from NHS Aylesbury Vale and NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Groups will be at shopping centres to tell people about the Health Help Now online service, which offers advice and guidance on where to seek treatment for all sorts of illness and injuries. They will also be giving out information on common childhood conditions – all aiming to help your little monsters stay fit and well as we head towards winter.
They will be at Friars Square Shopping Centre in Aylesbury from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday, 26 October and then at the Eden shopping centre in High Wycombe (we are expecting to be outside the Gap store in the ‘new’ part of the centre), from 10am to 4pm on Friday, 28 October.
They will be easy to spot, with some monstrously cute cardboard cut-out characters to grab your attention – Frankie and his new bride Zilla. There may also be a few goodies being given away.
Dr Dal Sahota, Chiltern CCG’s Clinical Director for Maternity, said: “Dealing with poorly children can be difficult no matter what time of year it is – but with winter coming, there will be lots of illnesses and infections going around. Knowing how to cope with them and when to seek help from the right healthcare service is really important. Our Health Help Now web service is a fantastic source of information, not only for helping children, but for people of all ages. So please come along and find out more this half term week.”
To use Health Help Now, simply go to www.bucks.healthhelpnow.nhs.uk