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Get a heart check and avoid last orders

Published: 6th Sep 2017

RESIDENTS in Ormesby are being encouraged to go down to the pub and make sure they're in good health by getting a Healthy Heart Check.

Taking place in Ormesby's Centurion Pub between 10.00am and 12.30pm on Monday 11 September, the checks will for a number of conditions including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), diabetes and high blood pressure.

Across Redcar and Cleveland, more than 28,000 residents are unknowingly living with one of the three conditions and that can lead to serious health issues in later life.

The number of people in the borough dying of heart disease is higher than the national average, with 319 people under the age of 75 dying of coronary heart disease between 2012 & 2014.

It is hoped that residents coming to the pub for a heart check will avoid becoming one of the statistics, with a 20 minute appointment measuring blood pressure, pulse and cholesterol, measuring waist and height, calculating BMI as well as a trained nurse offering advice and talking about lifestyle.

The aim of the appointments is to give people peace of mind and, in some cases, pointing them in the right direction for further assistance.

To qualify for the check you need to be:
  • Aged between 40-74 years
  • Have not had a heart attack or stroke
  • do not have kidney disease or diabetes
  • have not had a healthy heart/NHS check in the last five years
  • are not on medication for high blood pressure or statins for cholesterol.

Cllr Lynn Pallister, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing & Welfare, said: "The Healthy Heart Checks only take 20 minutes and could add years to your life as well as giving you the peace of mind knowing that you are doing something good for your heart health. I urge as many Ormesby residents as possible to book an appointment and come down to the pub."

To book an appointment contact: 07717 423722 or email healthimprovement@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk.

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