Free help is on hand at one stop medical bus

(l-r) Michele Clarke, Commisioning Manager of NHS Doncaster, MP Rosie Winterton, Violet Wilkinson and Roy Ashmore, both of Warmsworth, Mayor Peter Davies, and Liz Hopkinson, Support manager for Alzheimer's Society outside the Health and Well-being Bus at Clock Corner. Picture: Andrew Roe
(l-r) Michele Clarke, Commisioning Manager of NHS Doncaster, MP Rosie Winterton, Violet Wilkinson and Roy Ashmore, both of Warmsworth, Mayor Peter Davies, and Liz Hopkinson, Support manager for Alzheimer's Society outside the Health and Well-being Bus at Clock Corner. Picture: Andrew Roe

no bus pass was necessary for residents wanting to take advantage of the services on offer at a health and wellbeing bus that parked up in Doncaster town centre.

To coincide with Older People’s Health Day and World Mental Health Day, the bus was stationed near Clock Corner as part of a free event to promote physical and mental health for older people in Doncaster.

Residents were able to pop in throughout the day to speak to professionals about any health problems.

It was been organised by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with NHS Doncaster, the Alzheimer’s Society, DARTS and Age UK.

World Mental Health Day is celebrated around the world on October 10 every year to raise public awareness of mental health issues. The day was created by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

RDaSH health promotion lead Kim Gostolo said: “People asked for information on a wide range of issues around keeping healthy and active, dementia services, caring for a spouse and how to contact support groups.

“It was great to be able to offer older people in Doncaster access to so many organisations at one event and we were delighted to see so many of them visiting the bus for information and advice.”