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Rotary Stroke Awareness Event

A brief summary report from Telford & Wrekin Community Health Services regarding the recent Rotary Stroke Awareness event

Rotary Stroke Awareness Event 2011

On Saturday 18th June, Telford and Wrekin Community Health Services Health Trainer team supported a local event in Wellington Town Centre. The Rotary Club and the Stroke Association have partnered up to deliver a series of stroke awareness events nationally. In Shropshire a number of promotional events have taken places including Telford Town Centre, Church Stretton, Ludlow and more recently Wellington.The event was supported by Shropshire & Staffordshire Heart & Stroke Network (SSHSN),West Midlands Ambulance Service, Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust , Staffordshire University , Lloyds Pharmacy and local volunteers.

Local people were offered free Blood Pressure checks, blood glucose checks and Lloyds Pharmacy were offering cholesterol tests. The aim of the event was to diagnose people with raised unknown Blood Pressure.

A selection of photographs from the event are included below: