Helpline Nurses offer advice across Aberdeenshire

The new Advice Line poster 2013.
The new Advice Line poster 2013.

Did you know that in Scotland 100,000 people every day are struggling to breathe due to chronic chest illness?

Every 45 minutes someone will have a heart attack and everyo 45 minutes someone will have a stroke.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of these health problems and would like information about what support is available, then Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland can help you.

The charity is giving everyone in Aberdeenshire the opportunity to talk to one of its Advice Line nurses who offer a listening ear and provide confidential advice and support to people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions, their relatives and carers.

The service is available on 0845 077 6000 and is open Monday through Friday 9.30am to 4pm. The nurses are happy to call people straight back to keep the costs down on their phone bills.

The CHSS Advice Line nurses advise people about all aspects of living with chest, heart or stroke illness, reducing your risk factors, or supporting a loved one.

The nurses can also send out free publications and refer callers to support groups, befriending or local services.

Look out for the new posters promoting the service.