Blood pressure checks will be offered to shoppers in Asda, Bedminster
By BrisCHealth | Friday, March 08, 2013, 15:16
Shoppers who visit Asda Bedminster on Thursday March 14, 2013, will have the opportunity to have their blood pressure tested by staff from Bristol Community Health's Urgent Care Centre. The staff are using their day off to do this.
Bristol Community Health offer blood pressure checks to local shoppers
Staff from the Urgent Care Centre, which is based in the South Bristol Community Hospital, in Hengrove, will be hosting a stand from 10am – 4pm, to let people know what support and treatment is available at the centre.
Sarah Brierley, Bristol Community Health's Urgent Care Centre Lead, who organised the event, said: "The Urgent Care Centre can provide a vast range of treatment and care for minor injuries and illnesses.
"We are delighted to again be able to offer blood pressure checks to local shoppers and advise them on the healthcare services available to them at their local Urgent Care Centre."
The forthcoming event at Asda follows on from a previous successful blood pressure check and promotion day at the end of January, also held at the superstore in Bedminster, where Bristol Community Health staff spoke to more than 200 people throughout the day.
The Urgent Care Centre, which opened in March last year, provides all the services of a Walk-in Centre with the addition of being able to refer for on-site x-rays and other diagnostic tests. There is no need for patients to have an appointment for the centre, instead they can just drop in during its opening hours of 8am and 8pm every day.
For more information about the Urgent Care Centre in South Bristol Community Hospital, visit the Bristol Community Health Website at www.briscomhealth.org.uk/our-services/item/324
Or call the centre on 0117 342 9692
To find out more about Bristol Community Health visit www.briscomhealth.org.uk