Health Information & Resources Service (NHS Western Isles)

The Health Information & Resources Service (HIRS) is a service offering a wide range of health related materials, available free of charge to those living and working within the Western Isles. Information and materials complement work in many settings e.g. schools and colleges, workplaces, health service, voluntary organisations and communities and feature:

  • Leaflets and booklets
  • Teaching aids
  • Books and DVDs
  • Health models
  • Healthy Start Pregnancy Tablets and Child Vitamin Drops
  • Contraceptives and lubricant
  • Pregnancy testing kits
  • Anatomical charts
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Display boards
  • Project boxes - childminding boxes and older people boxes
  • Computer access (for sourcing health information or undertaking health projects)

Materials are available on the following topics:
Babyhood, Childcare & Parenting; Chronic Illness; Communication & Methods; Communicable Disease; Conception, Pregnancy & Newborn; Health Education; Immunisation & Screening; Mental Health; Nutrition; Public Health & Epidemiology; Sexual Health, STIs and Relationships; Social Health & Inequalities; Substance Use; Tobacco; Wellbeing; Young People.

Loan Materials and Equipment
Loan materials and equipment can be booked by contacting HIRS or returning a completed HIRS Request Form. Those using the HIRS loan section must first register and be issued with a Client Registration Number. Registration is simple and takes only a few minutes.

Opening times

Normal opening times

14:00 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 16:00

Contact details

Western Isles Area
01851 701 545
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Springfield Road

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adapted toilets
disabled parking
guide dogs welcome
wheelchair access
assistance dog welcome
ground floor level
Last Updated: 31/08/2021

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