The Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit is travelling around communities in Ireland with trained nurses providing FREE blood pressure checks, and comprehensive lifestyle advice on heart health.
May Measurement Month will put the spotlight on raising awareness around blood pressure.
Irish Heart is supporting the global initiative to measure 25 million blood pressures around the world during the month of May.
Whether it’s for you or a loved one, keep an eye on our timetable below to see when our Mobile Health Unit will be visiting a town or community near you – don’t miss it!
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
Mobile Health Unit Timetable
April 24th 2pm – 5pm
The Coimín Centre, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
April 27th 2pm – 5pm
Supervalu Loughboy, Kilkenny Co Kilkenny
April 28th 1pm – 3pm
Bandon Hotel, New Ross Co Wexford
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.
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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