Irish Heart’s Mobile Health Unit is one year on the road!

A new survey has found that two in five Irish people have high blood pressure with men especially ‘feeling the pressure’.

 

Over the past twelve months, Irish Heart’s Mobile Health Unit has tested more than 11,000 people in 26 counties across Ireland in the past year.

Marese Damery, Health Check Manager with Irish Heart, says men are more likely to suffer high blood pressure than women and they are less likely to follow-up with a doctor.

The results were released as RTÉ Sport presenter Marty Morrissey had his blood pressure checked to encourage more men to avail of the free community service which is supported by Bank of Ireland and Medtronic.

Mobile Health Unit Timetable

 

8th Aug Tues       11 am – 3 pm
The Pavilions,  Swords,  Co Dublin

9th Aug Wed       10 am – 6 pm     
The Park Carrickmines, Dublin 18

14th Aug Mon     10 am-5 pm
Ballymun Plaza, Dublin 9

15th Aug Tues     10 am – 5 pm      
Clarehall Shopping Centre, Malahide Road, Dublin 17

16th Aug  Wed 9 am – 1 pm
ACE Enterprise Centre, Bawnogue, Dublin 22

17th Aug Thurs 10 am-6 pm
Bray Promenade, Co Wicklow

18th Aug  Fri       10 am-6 pm
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre (Blue Entrance), Dublin 15

21st Aug  Mon   1 pm – 6 pm
St Pauls car park (near Tonys bistro), Donegal Town, Co Donegal

22nd Aug Tues    10 am – 5 pm
Supervalu Ballybofey, Co Donegal

23rd Aug Wed   10 am – 5 pm
Supervalu Buncrana, Co Donegal

24th Aug Thurs 10 am – 4 pm
Falcarragh, Co Donegal

25th Aug  Fri       9 am – 1 pm
Supervalu Dungloe, Co Donegal

If you’d like to book the Mobile Health Unit – Tel: 01 6685001 or email Emma Carter  or Marese Damery

A blood pressure check is a simple quick and non-invasive test that can truly be life-saving.

High blood pressure is a major cause of stroke and heart attack it is one of the most widespread risk factors in the population. High blood pressure, so long as it is identified, is very manageable; thereby reducing your risk.

 

A Big Thank You To Our Big-Hearted Sponsors And All Our Fundraisers

 

The launch of the Mobile Health Unit has been made possible thanks to the staff of Bank of Ireland, who are generously undertaking a range of employee-led fundraising initiatives to support the operation of the Mobile Health Unit.

Corporate partner Medtronic also supported this initiative by providing the initial purchase cost of the vehicle.

Thank you to ‘Best Car Park’ for providing year long free parking for our Mobile Health Unit.

 

Heart-health Resources

 

Your Heart Health Information– view our range of articles to help you to reduce your risk factors on topics such as smoking to being active, blood pressure, healthy eating and more.

Heart & Stroke Conditions Explained A to Z – take a moment to read our articles that cover the symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the most common heart conditions.

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