Winter can be a tough time for many people whether it’s keeping illness at bay, looking after elderly relatives and neighbours or getting out and about in the snowy, icy conditions.

Whatever your circumstances help is at hand.

Here are just a few tips and contacts that can help you through this winter.

Winter plan This plan sets out the Health Board’s seasonal planning and delivery arrangements for unscheduled care and seeks to provide assurance to the Board that the organisation has robust plans in place to respond to anticipated increased pressures during the winter period.

Choose Well this winter – Know what care you need. Check you are getting to the right service. Don’t sit in an A&E department unless you are an emergency. Ring for an appointment at our Minor Injuries Unit and be seen quicker.

Norovirus – If you are visiting one of our Hospitals remember if you have had diarrhoea or sickness bug less than 72 hours previously DON’T visit. You are putting others who are more frail than yourself as well as staff at risk.

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