The last of four “Taking it to the Streets” free health checks will be held on Friday, September 22nd, on King’s Square in St George’s.
The free testing of blood sugar, blood pressure, weight monitoring, a cardiac risk profile assessment and other services will be available to residents over 18 years of age and older, by members of the Community Nursing team.
Earlier this week, Health Minister Kim Wilson told hundreds of seniors attending Age Concern’s Annual General Meeting that of the 266 who took advantage of one of the four free health checks to date, 106 were asked to make follow up appointments with a physician or the free wellness clinic.
“That is coming close to half of all people seen,” said Ms Wilson. “Most were referred for high blood pressure, which is a risk factor that can be controlled, but only if you know you have it,” she said.
The goal is to prevent non-communicable diseases and communicable diseases in Bermuda’s adult population.
Community Nursing team members will be on hand to conduct free health checks on King’s Square from 4pm to 8pm on Friday.
The free initiative started at the west end of the island and finishes up tomorrow at the east end.
The first one was held at Woody’s in Sandys on July 18th, where one in four adults assessed needed a follow up. The second one was held at Albuoy’s Point on August 18th, before moving on to the city at Dr EF Gordon Square on September 1st.
The final free health check tomorrow (September 22nd) on King’s Square gets underway at 4pm.
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