DIY stands for ‘Don’t Injure Yourself’ this Easter

Their Say column by Sheena Wright, NHS 24

AS MANY people across Lanarkshire prepare to make the most of the Easter holiday weekend by reaching for the tools or lawnmower, a major health campaign is urging DIY and gardening enthusiasts to be prepared.

As part of the NHS Scotland Be Ready for Easter campaign, DIY and gardening enthusiasts are being urged to take care and be prepared to deal with any minor accidents before tackling those all-important home and garden improvements.

By taking a few simple steps and knowing when their GP surgery is open over Easter, re-stocking their medicine cabinet and first aid box if needed, and using local pharmacies to seek advice and to treat any minor cuts, bumps, bruises and scrapes, any enthusiastic painters, builders and carpenters can help ensure they stay healthy this spring.

General advice and information on how to stay healthy this Easter can be found at or contact NHS inform on 0800 22 44 88.