Vital mobile services visit Northside and St Brigid’s

SDLP Derry City Councillor Angela Dobbins.
SDLP Derry City Councillor Angela Dobbins.

People in Greater Shantallow and Ballyarnet are being encouraged to avail of two vital services which will be in the area this week.

SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins has reminded the public about the ‘Big Bus’ services and the Blood Transfusion Service, both of which are in the city this week.

Colr. Dobbins said: “Action cancer is bringing its SuperValu Big Bus mobile unit to the car park of Northside shopping centre May 22.Action Cancer ‘Big Bus’ has become a valuable health resource for men

and women throughout Derry, delivering life saving services right to the doorstep.

As well as breast screening for women plus health promotion and MOT health checks for men and women, it provides a full body composition analysis and offers health awareness and weight loss guidance.

Staff provide advice and information on complementary therapies and support services such as counselling and support groups for cancer patients, carers and families affected by cancer. This mobile clinic saves lives and I would encourage those who may be worried about their health to avail of this service. I would also encourage people across the city to donate to Action Cancer Stores. The Blood Transfusion Service are also visiting the city this week and are holding a session to enable those who want to to donate blood at St Brigid’s College on May 21.

Colr. Dobbins added: “The NIBTS provides a vital service in the supply of safe and effective blood and blood

products to our hospitals and clinics and is responsible for the collection, testing and distribution of over 64,000 blood donation each year,” Colr. Dobbins said.