Campbeltown Hospital’s information screens

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The hospital has joined forces with a Campbeltown entrepreneur to promote health and well-being messages.

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has agreed to install three hospital information screens, provided by Jason McCallum, of community social enterprise Keeping it Local in Campbeltown.

People in the hospital and health centre, during the next few weeks, will spot the information screens funded through an award from the hospital endowment fund.

They will be used to keep people up to date with Kintyre health and social care issues and national health and well-being messages.

The three screens will be located in the out-patients’ waiting room, Accident and Emergency and the GP waiting area.

The screens are connected to the internet and are regularly updated remotely and in addition carry a ticker-tape style revolving news feed from the Courier.

There are already many businesses and organisations, including Glenbarr Café and Garden Centre, Numero Dix and Keeping it Local in Campbeltown itself in Main Street using similar information screens in Kintyre.

HSCP local area manager, Tina Watt, said: ‘The HSCP recognises how important it is to engage and communicate effectively with people about health and social care matters.

‘These screens are a new way of providing a wide range of information in an accessible format to people.’

HSCP health improvement principal, Alison McGrory, said: ‘We have worked in partnership with community representatives throughout Kintyre on this project and I am delighted to see the new screens are now up and running.

‘People can tell us what they think about the screens and what information they would like displayed through the Kintyre HSCP page on Facebook.’