Time to act on ’silent killer’ which affects one million people in Ireland
Over the past twelve months, Irish Heart’s Mobile Health Unit has tested the blood pressure of more than 11,000 people in 26 counties across Ireland.
Two in five people who availed of a free blood pressure check at our pop-up mobile clinics around the country were found to have high blood pressure — putting them at risk of heart attack and stroke.
This “silent killer” often goes undetected as many of those who suffer from high blood pressure often feel fine, warns Marese.
“We would advise people over the age of 25 to have it checked at least once a year.”
Keep an eye on our Mobile Health Unit schedule and avail of your FREE blood pressure test. All it takes is 10 minutes and it could save your life.
The Mobile Unit at Dolphin House drew people in to get health checks.Read More From Dolphin House
It reassured the Men's Shed members and encouraged more visits to the doctor.Read More From Men's Shed
Warm and friendly Irish Heart staff ensured a continuous flow of people.Read More From Carnew Day Care Centre
The Mobile Unit got people to look at their lifestyles and make positive changes.Read More From Newbridge Family Resource Centre
Clondalkin Health House felt that the experience was really positive.Read More From Clondalkin Health House
The community of Kiltegan felt relaxed in the friendly environment.Read More From The Hub
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.
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