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
Books and DVDs
Healthy Start Pregnancy Tablets and Child Vitamin Drops
Contraceptives and lubricant
Pregnancy testing kits
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.