Grantham event attracts 147 people to have their blood pressure checked

Nurses Pepi Halliday, foreground, and Jess Evans take blood pressure readings with members of the public at the Grantham Kesteven Rotary Club event in the George Centre, Grantham.
Nurses Pepi Halliday, foreground, and Jess Evans take blood pressure readings with members of the public at the Grantham Kesteven Rotary Club event in the George Centre, Grantham.
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Almost 150 people had their blood pressure checked at a Rotary Club event in Grantham at the weekend.

The Grantham Kesteven Rotary Club organised the annual Know Your Blood Pressure Day in association with the Stroke Association for people to be checked and learn how to reduce the risk of having a stroke.

In total, 147 people went along to the George Centre in Grantham to have their blood pressure taken. Of these, one person was referred to their GP or to attend hospital as a matter of urgency, seven were urged to see their GPs as soon as possible and 24 were advised to see their GPs within one month.

The joint organisers of the event, Rotarians Sue Kinder and Mike Charity, said they were grateful to the trained nurses, Pepi Halliday, Celia Hughes, Jess Evans and Kate Shaw for their professional assistance and to members of the Grantham Rotary Club who came along to help.

Rotarian Sue Kinder said: “I am sure that the 32 people referred to their GPs for further intervention will be very grateful that this event has taken place.”

For more information on the Grantham Kesteven Rotary Club, contact secretary Roy Bartlett by email at roy115@talktalk.net