NHS roadshow comes to Girvan as part of its summer tour

Girvan’s Carrick Buildings played host to an NHS roadshow this week as their summer roadshows across Ayrshire continued.

The events aim to bring the NHS to the public and are delivered in conjunction with Westsound and West FM.

The Carrick Buildings in Henrietta Street also played host to a very successful roadshow event last year and people turned out in good numbers again on Wednesday 30th July.

Our photographer Tog Porter was there to capture the best of the roadshow.

If you go along to the NHS roadshow in your area you will be able to find out about the range of activities that are ongoing in the NHS to support the health and wellbeing of communities.

At certain roadshows, you will have the chance to meet members of NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s directors and non executive board members and to also share NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s purpose, value and commitments.

What’s more you also have the chance of winning either an ipad Mini or a Kindle if your provide NHS staff with feedback on their services.

The drop ins also give you a chance to find out about the range of services available from the NHS and its partner organisations and also get a mini health check if you wish to do so.

West FM and Westsound’s well known presenters are also in attendance at these events.

Along with Girvan the team have so far visited the Community Centre in Catrine, the Volunteer Rooms in Irvine and the East Ayrshire Community Hospital in Cumnock.

They are set to visit the Arran agricultural show today (Wednesday 6th August) and from there they will head to the North West Area Centre in Kilmarnock on Wednesday 13th August, the Civic Centre in Ardrossan on 14th August, Troon’s Walker Hall on Tuesday 19th August, the Community Education Centre in Dalmellington on Thursday 21st August, the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr on Friday 29 August before rounding off the roadshows with a visit to Garrison House in Millport on Wednesday September 3.

Speaking before the roadshows, chief excutive John Burns said: “These events are a great opportunity for me and members of my senior team to meet the people who use our services and to hear what is important to them.

“We want to bring the NHS back into the community so the public can find out about the NHS behind the headlines.

“I really enjoyed last year’s events and hope that this year’s will be just as successful.

“It was great to be able to chat to people and share with them the ways we can work together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran.”

Listen out for more information on Westsound and West FM or visit www.nhsaaa.net/roadshows.