Healthpoint launches in Fraserburgh

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A two-day open event will mark the official opening of the new NHS Grampian Healthpoint in Fraserburgh.

The NHS Grampian healthpoint is being officially opened in town today, June 30 and will provide quality health information and advice to both the general public and local professionals.

NHS Grampian has been working with local partners to develop the permanent base for the healthpoint at 58A High Street, Fraserburgh, in the Fraserburgh Development Trust building. It provides the ideal site for the new permanent service, due to its central location and the Development Trust’s community focus. The healthpoint, which opened in March this year, is the fifth in NHS Grampian, and enhances the service previously provided in Fraserburgh by a mobile healthpoint.

Banff and Buchan Community Planning Group chairman, Chris White, said: “It is great to see such a useful, practical and customer-friendly facility opening up in the town offering access to services at an early stage.

“It’s in a central location and I hope residents will take advantage of the free health information and advice available to help them lead healthier lives.”

Healthpoint is a free service which offers confidential information and advice from trained staff on a wide range of topics, including:

q Practical ways to improve your health, such as healthy eating and stopping smoking

q Long term conditions e.g.

Diabetes and Asthma

q Links to support groups and organisations

The new healthpoint is hosting open days on June 30 and July 1, offering local people the opportunity to receive a lifestyle check, have a look at the healthpoint and meet the staff. Healthy snacks and drinks will also be available and the chance to win £200 of supermarket vouchers, through a prize draw.

Dr David Cameron, NHS Grampian chairman, will officially open the healthpoint at 10.30am today.

He said: “The new service will play a key role in promoting health and wellbeing, self care and supporting health improvement in North Aberdeenshire.”