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.
Over €30,000 has be raised by LloydsPharmacy and its customers in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation
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.
In previous months, LloydsPharmacy has worked on various initiatives with the Irish Heart Foundation including the provision of CPR training for Pharmacists and Pharmacy staff at the 13th Annual Pharmacy Show, in partnership with United Drug, Irelands largest pharmaceutical distributor. Those who attended the training received practical CPR training and information about how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), allowing them to spread awareness of life-saving skills at a local level across Ireland.
Speaking on the partnership so far, Pat Watt Director of Sales & Marketing at McKesson Ireland said; “We’re proud to partner with such a fundamentally important Irish charity as the Irish Heart Foundation. The work done by the Irish Heart Foundation is not only commendable but necessary to prevent heart health issues and spread positive awareness across the nation.”