Health Day 2017

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Health Awareness Event 29th April 2017

Wollaton Park Rotary Club

 

Introduction

         The venue for the health awareness event was Waitrose in Wollaton , Nottingham from 10.00 to 16.00 and the event was registered with the Stroke association. The event was supported by four retired doctors and nurses, four nurses from Circle Nottingham and eight members of the Rotary club who acted as marshals for the event.

 

Findings

 

A total of 126 members of the public had their blood pressure measured during the event and of these 70 required no further action, 45 would require routine review by their general practitioner within the next four weeks and 11 require an urgent review within the next week.

 

 

Female

Male

Unknown

Total

No further action required

34

32

4

70

Routine follow up by GP within next 4 weeks

25

19

1

45

Urgent follow up by GP within the next week

8

3

n/a

11

Total

67

54

5

126

 

 

To note, one patient had a very high reading, this is currently under active monitoring by their GP and  essential medication to take in such an event had been prescribed. One young man was found to require a routine review, however, their father had suffered a stroke two weeks previously.

 Comments and conclusions

 The event was considered to be a great success and the clinicians were kept busy taking readings and providing advice and information leaflets on Stroke prevention as required. Members of the public were eagerly waiting for the event to start and the first readings were taken at 09.55.

 More ladies opted to have their blood pressure measured during the day.  One young man has currently run several full and 24 half marathons on behalf of the Stroke association this year, his final run will be the Robin Hood Marathon in September.

 Wollaton Park Rotary club is the chosen charity for Circle Nottingham and team members from the Treatment centre supported the event and found it to be a very positive experience.Special thanks to the staff at Waitrose who made us feel very welcome, the team from Circle Nottingham and to the team of health professionals and marshals either directly or indirectly linked with Wollaton Park Rotary club.

Angie Perkins

Organiser