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LloydsPharmacy Reveal 62% do not know their own healthy Blood Pressure Reading


2019-06-17

60 LloydsPharmacy locations Nationwide are now Heart Health Hubs thanks to training from the Irish Heart Foundation

As new research reveals that people do not get their blood pressure checked regularly LloydsPharmacy is raising awareness of heart health and the positive and proactive steps we all need to take to safeguard it. In a recent Blood Pressure Awareness survey carried out by LloydsPharmacy it was found that nearly 40% of people haven’t had their blood pressure measured in over six months or more. As part of its charity partnership with the Irish Heart Foundation, 60 LloydsPharmacy’s are now Heart Health Hubs, focusing on cardiovascular risk assessments, lifestyle advice and blood pressure checks. 

 

Heart Health Hub ambassador Actor and Dancing with the Stars finalist, Johnny Ward said he is delighted to be spreading awareness of the importance of heart health as it’s an issue he’s sadly seen arise too often in his own life; “My grandfather died from a heart attack, as did my best friends’ father, it’s something I know all too well. It means a lot to me to support this partnership and I’d urge everybody to get to their nearest LloydsPharmacy Heart Health Hub and have their blood pressure checked, it only takes a few minutes of your day.”

 

46% of Irish people surveyed haven’t had their blood pressure taken in the past six months, while shockingly a quarter of 18-24 year olds haven’t had their blood pressure reading taken at all! Taking a blood pressure measurement only takes a few minutes and is free in your local LloydsPharmacy. For those based in Dublin city centre this Wednesday June 19th, a LloydsPharmacy Heart Health Hub will pop up at the Irish Village Market in Spencer Dock. Why not take a few minutes away from your desk to look after your heart with free blood pressure measurements and heart health advice from trained LloydsPharmacy Pharmacists?

 

The research also found that although 54% people have had their blood pressure taken in the past 6 months, only 28%of these are aged 18-24. In the same 18-24 age bracket, only half knew what their own healthy blood pressure reading was. With untreated high blood pressure in midlife linked to increasing the risk of dementia in later life, prevention is the key to a healthy heart for the future.

 

With LloydsPharmacy staff across Ireland trained by the Irish Heart Foundation, having your Blood Pressure checked has never been easier. Just drop into one of LloydPharmacy’s Heart Health Hub locations, many of which open late at night and at weekends you can avail of this free service, as well as health and well-being advice, at a time that suits you.

 

ENDS

For further information, interviews or imagery please contact Megan Grennan at:

E: megan.grennan@fleishmaneurope.com T: 01-6188444

 

 

Notes to the Editor:

Currently trained Heart Hubs include the following 60 stores, with many more in training or to receive training in the future.

 

•             Lloydspharmacy Artane Castle S.C.

•             Lloydspharmacy Ashleaf S.C.

•             Lloydspharmacy Blackrock S.C.

•             Lloydspharmacy Blanchardstown S.C.

•             Lloydspharmacy Cabra

•             Lloydspharmacy Carpenterstown Rd

•             Lloydspharmacy Castlecourt SC

•             Lloydspharmacy Castleknock

•             Lloydspharmacy Castletroy

•             Lloydspharmacy Churchtown

•             Lloydspharmacy Claremorris

•             Lloydspharmacy Clonskeagh

•             Lloydspharmacy Donnybrook

•             Lloydspharmacy Drumcondra

•             Lloydspharmacy Dungarvan

•             Lloydspharmacy DunLaoghaire

•             Lloydspharmacy Fairgreen  Mullingar

•             Lloydspharmacy Finglas

•             Lloydspharmacy Glasnevin

•             Lloydspharmacy Grand Parade

•             Lloydspharmacy Grove Island  Limerick

•             Lloydspharmacy Hollyhill

•             Lloydspharmacy Jetland S.C  Limerick

•             Lloydspharmacy Kilbarrack

•             Lloydspharmacy Kilbarrack S.C.

•             Lloydspharmacy Killester

•             Lloydspharmacy Kinsale

•             Lloydspharmacy Leopardstown

•             Lloydspharmacy Longford SC

•             Lloydspharmacy Lucan

•             Lloydspharmacy Main St. Blanchardstown

•             Lloydspharmacy Midleton

•             Lloydspharmacy Mill S.C.  Clondalkin

•             Lloydspharmacy Omni Park S.C.

•             Lloydspharmacy Parkway S.C.  Limerick

•             Lloydspharmacy Pearse St.  Mullingar

•             Lloydspharmacy Raheny

•             Lloydspharmacy Rathborne

•             Lloydspharmacy Rathmines

•             Lloydspharmacy Ringsend

•             Lloydspharmacy Rowlagh

•             Lloydspharmacy Roxboro S.C. 

•             Lloydspharmacy SkyCourt  Shannon

•             Lloydspharmacy St.Agnes Rd

•             Lloydspharmacy Stillorgan Village

•             Lloydspharmacy Stoneybatter

•             Lloydspharmacy Thomondgate  Limerick

•             Lloydspharmacy Wicklow

•             Lloydspharmacy Woodview

•             LloydsPharmacy Ashe St.

•             LloydsPharmacy Fairies Cross

•             LloydsPharmacy Crookstown

•             LloydsPharmacy Letterkenny

•             LloydsPharmacy Ballincollig

•             LloydsPharmacy Youghal

•             LloydsPharmacy Togher

•             LloydsPharmacy Castle St.

•             LloydsPharmacy Novara Av.

•             LloydsPharmacy Carrick

•             LloydsPharmacy O'Connell Street, Sligo