NHS 24

NHS 24 offers free expert health information and advice, 24-hours a day on 111 or at their website, which also offers an enquiry service.

If you use a textphone or are deaf or hard of hearing, you can call 18001 08454 24 24 24.

NHS Inform

NHS Inform is Scotland’s national health information service.

Their aim is to provide the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.

Citizens Advice Scotland

Citizens Advice Scotland offer free, independent, confidential, impartial and available to everyone. They look at the problems people bring to their advice services and campaign for change where it’s needed most, working for a fairer Scotland where people are empowered and their rights respected.

Scottish Health Council

The Scottish Health Council was established by the Scottish Executive in April 2005 to promote Patient Focus and Public Involvement in the NHS in Scotland. By ensuring that NHS Boards listen and take account of people’s views, we can achieve a “mutual NHS” – where the NHS works in partnership with patients, carers and the public.

Musculoskeletal Service

The Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service is provided by the NHS for people who have problems with their muscles, joints and bones. These conditions are the most commonly reported work-related illness, and take up more than 30 per cent of all GP consultations. If you have joint, muscle or bone pain, you will want the fastest access to the most up-to-date information to try and improve your symptoms.

Patient

Patient

Patient is the web’s leading independent health platform, established for 20 years. With more than 18 million visits a month, it is a trusted source of information for both patients and health professionals across the globe. The site contains over 4000 health information leaflets and thousands of discussion forums.

Help & Advice for Carers

CareNA connects people using services in North Ayrshire with service providers. The site gives you information and contact details for providers that deliver services, activities and support across North Ayrshire. All the providers on CareNA have been encouraged to include their quality standards and ratings wherever possible. This is to ensure they are meeting the standards required to provide you with the quality you deserve.

You can also share your experience via Care Opinion. Your feedback will be published anonymously to help others make decisions about future support.

You can also use CareNA to find out what’s going on in your area including events, clubs and activities, so you can get more involved in your local community.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Organisation Address Phone Number
NHS 24 111
Ayrshire Emergency Dentist 01292 479682
Midwife – Routine 01294 465104
Crosshouse Hospital Kilmarnock Road, Crosshouse, KILMARNOCK, KA2 0BE 01563 521133
Ayr Hospital Dalmellington Road, AYR, KA6 6DX 01292 610555
Ayrshire Central Hospital Kilwinning Road, IRVINE, KA12 8SS 01294 274191
Ayrshire Hospice 35 Racecourse Road, AYR, KA7 2TG 01292 269200
Beatson Cancer Hospital 1053 Great Western Road, GLASGOW, G12 0YN 0141 301 7000
Ayrshire Cancer Support 5 Dundonald Road, KILMARNOCK, KA1 1EQ 01292 269888
3 Towns Carers Group Ardeer Neighbourhood Centre, 23 Shore Road, STEVENSTON, KA20 3LA 01294 607295
Princess Trust Carers Centre 174 High Street, IRVINE, KA12 8AN 01294 311333
Sexual Health Clinic Ayrshire Central Hospital, Kilwinning Road, IRVINE, KA12 8SS 01294 323226
Saltcoats Social Work Department 17 Vernon Street, SALTCOATS, KA21 5HE 01294 310005
Anam Cara Dementia Respite Dementia Resource Centre, KILBIRNIE, KA25 7JE 01505 684362

Useful Websites

Asthma UK

Diabetes UK

MacMillan Cancer Support

British Heart Foundation

ALISS

ALISS

Stroke Association