Prison Healthcare Team hosts Well Person Day at HMP Castle Huntly

Prison Healthcare Team hosts Well Person Day at HMP Castle Huntly

WEDNESDAY, 17 MAY, 2017

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PHOTOGRAPH ATTACHED:L-R – PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER JACQUI ROBERTSON, DFC COMMUNITY MANAGER LEWIS MELEE, DFC DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS STEVE MARTIN, SCOTTISH PRISON SERVICE PHYSICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR IAIN ANDERSON, DFC FINANCE DIRECTOR IAN CRIGHTON, SCOTTISH PRISON SERVICE PHYSICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR PETER MCNICOL AND CHARGE NURSE FIONA SCOTT

Prison Healthcare Team hosts Well Person Day at HMP Castle Huntly

The Prison Healthcare Team, in conjunction with the Scottish Prison Service, hosted a Well Person Day at HMP Castle Huntly to promote health and wellbeing for patients and staff.

People were invited to attend the event to learn about the positive effects of managing their health and wellbeing, and to learn what support is available to help people take the first steps to positive health change.

A range of informative health measurements were on offer to encourage participants to consider changes to their lifestyle, including weight, height, BMI checks, carbon monoxide levels, cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

Health care staff and voluntary organisations from across Tayside were on hand to offer advice on oral health, stopping smoking, nutrition, looking after your feet, sexual health, benefits of exercise and reducing harm caused by illicit drug and alcohol use. The event focused on the importance of taking responsibility for your own health, and recovery from substance misuse and mental health conditions.

Staff from Dundee FC also attended the event to provide health and fitness advice.

Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership are responsible for the prison healthcare service within Tayside.

Head of Prison Healthcare for Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership Jillian Galloway said, “The event was well attended and we were encouraged by the positive response we had from patients and staff on how they could make small changes to improve their wellbeing.”

Contact:

Debbie Huband

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 424138

communications.tayside@nhs.net