you are at the homepage - clicking the corresponding link on other pages will bring you back to this page HOME
visit the Scotland's Health on the Web website, with links to further health information OTHER SHOW SITES
general help in using Scotland's Health on the Web HELP
You can email any comments to us COMMENTS


NHS Ayrshire & ArranNHSScotland Logo - links to the SHOW home page

Welcome to the Health Information & Resources Service

NHS Ayrshire & Arran's Health Information and Resources Service (HIRS) provides access to a wide range of health promotion materials to professionals and the public. This includes books, DVD's, reports, teaching packs, leaflets, posters and other materials on a range of health related topics which can be borrowed for use. HIRS can be accessed online (see link below) and also contains links to virtual resources on the Internet.

HIRS has been awarded level one accreditation of the Quality Assurance Framework for Library and Knowledge Services from NHS quality Improvement Scotland (now Healthcare Improvement Scotland). This means the service has been officially recognised for its excellence.

We will be delighted to welcome you in person to visit our library, no need for an appointment. We are open from 09:00 until 17:00 Monday to Friday. You can telephone, email or leave your orders on-line.

Resources Online enables you to search for, book out and order materials from the Health Information Resources Service using any PC with Internet Access. To book materials a user name and a password is required. This can be done on-line or by contacting the resources service, contact details below.

To book online go to: Resources Online

Contact details
Health Information & Resources Service
Afton House
Ailsa Hospital Campus
Dalmellington Road
Ayr KA6 6AB
Telephone: 01292 885927

or you can email
Eileen McCutcheon, Health Promotion Officer - Resources (Maternity Leave)
Morag Kirk, Resources Co-ordinator
Marion Park, Resources Support Officer
Claire Phillips, Resources Support Officer
Jennifer McKenzie, Receptionist/Resources Assistant

Healthy Working Lives Resources

Resources related to health in the workplace can be obtained through the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives click here
Workplaces in Ayrshire and Arran can contract their local Healthy Working Lives Advisor for further information on 01292 885855.

Oral Health Promotion Resources

A range of oral health promotion materials and literature is available on request via the Oral Health Promotion Team. You can contact Karen Parker, Senior Oral Health Promotion Co-ordinator for further information on 01294 323452 or email Karen by clicking here .



© NHS Ayrshire & Arran

This web site is provided for information only. Any information contained herein should not be thought of as a substitute for professional medical care. Always check with your doctor if you have concerns about your condition or treatment. Ayrshire & Arran NHS Board is not responsible or liable for any form of damages whatsoever resulting from use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by the technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to any information contained within these pages at any time..