STROKE AWARENESS DAY 2016
The Rotary Club of the Deepings
Stroke Awareness Day 2016
We had a wet start but then happily the weather improved.
A total of 93 people had their BP measured – of these
66 required no further action,
26 were advised to have a routine follow up with their GP in the next month,
1 was advised to seek an urgent appointment with their GP
and no one was sent to Hospital.
Many Thanks go to a lot of people….
Chris Knight from the Baptist Church and Chris Hayes for
the loan of their caravans.
To Mike, Amrit and Sue for masterminding the event and
doing all the running around
To Mike and Jenny for helping to set up and start us off
and to the Rotarian volunteers who helped to persuade
people that they really did want their BP measuring.
This day could not happen if we did not have the nurses to
take the BPs and advise people. This year two of the
nurses dropped out and another nurse Sally who usually
helps was away celebrating a birthday. This meant that I
had to ask the 4 nurses available if they would do an extra
hour and without hesitation they all agreed to do this.
Due to the unexpected collapse of Carl, Trish could not do her shift.
But, Elaine worked like a Trojan so special thanks to her.