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THANK YOU -Thanks to all the lovely patients who leave gifts and cards for the doctors, nurses, MDT and admin staff. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ? - for helpful information and links

www.lifelinehelpline.info      telephone-08088088000

https://www.ballynahinchcounselling.com

MINDING YOUR HEAD- A USEFUL GUIDE TO MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING RESOURCES

useful guide to mental health resources

OVER 50s ALCOHOL SUPPORT

A free national helpline, 7 days a week 0808 8010750

Monday - Friday 12pm-8pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am -4pm.

https://addictionni.com/ways-we-support-you/over-50s-alcohol-helpline

BARNARDOS NI SEE, HEAR, RESPOND CAN HELP YOU

Families in Northern Ireland can now self-refer for See, Hear, Respond online at https://www.barnardos.org.uk/northern-ireland-see-hear-respond or call 0800 157 7015 available from noon until 7pm, Monday to Friday

 

A new service has been launched by Women's Aid for domestic violence. Please see link below

www.belfastwomensaid.org.uk

This facility is available Monday to Friday 10am - 12 noon.

PAPYRUS - PREVENTION OF YOUNG SUICIDE

Please see following information

If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice by:

 

Calling: 0800 068 4141

Texting: 07860039967

   E Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

 

 

Useful Information

 

Our webpages have lots of advice and information too https://papyrus-uk.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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