Every year 10 million people die because of high blood pressure, May Measurement Month wants to change this.
High blood pressure or hypertension is the leading contributing risk factor for global death causing strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular complications.
“The ‘silent killer’ affects one million people in Ireland and often goes undetected as many of those who suffer from high blood pressure often feel fine,” warns Health Check Manager, Marese Damery.
“Only half of people with high blood pressure know that they have the condition and we would advise people over the age of 30 to have it checked at least once a year.
"Only half of people with high blood pressure know that they have the condition"
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.
Download the mobile health unit 1st years summary report.
We're delighted to have the mobile unit as part of our Healthy series of eventsRead more: LexIcon Library, Dunlaoghaire
The mobile unit is a service I would have back again without hesitation.Read more: Graiguenamanagh Library
"A great day was had by all.”Read more: St Munchins Community Centre, Limerick
"It’s an excellent way to get people more aware of their health and heart needs."Read more: Linc Centre in Cork
The Unit received a warm welcome from Men’s Shed SallinsRead more: Men's Shed Sallins, Co Kildare
The Irish Heart Foundation provided “a fantastic service”Read more: Athlone Institute of Technology
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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