TRAVELLER UP-DATES & INFORMATION
This page has been designed to provide information for our Traveller patients which is specific to their needs.
NEW TRAVELLER HEALTH CLINIC!
Parkview Surgery is now offering a range of appointments to Traveller patients to assess their health needs. The clinic will be run by one of our practice nurses who will measure your height, weight, BMI (body mass index) BP and talk to you about your general health & diet. The nurse will take bloods if necessary.
The practice will be sending out letters for you to attend this clinic. Receptionists will also telephone you to confirm attendance. It is important that you provide the practice with any changes to your phone number as soon as possible.
Traveller Support Groups:
There are 2 main groups available in the local areas. These are 'An Tearmann Project' in Coalisand and the 'Armagh Travellers Support Group' in Armagh. Both of these groups provide extra support to Travellers and offer a wide range of activities and information days. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please see contact information below:
An Tearmann Project Coalisland - Geraldine Donnelly - 028 87741961
Armagh Traveller Support Group - Fidelma McCoy - 028 37412755
Please ensure you contact the group closest to your home.
Another group which provides a wealth of information for Travellers is pavee Point. If you click on the link below it will take you to their website. Pavee point provides a regular online newsletter which you can sign up to. The newsletter is loaded with information specific to Travellers and provides dates for up-coming events/days and also hot news topics. Please take the time to click on the link below!
Pavee Point link: www.paveepoint.ie