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25 Jul

Reeds Rains in Portishead offers blood pressure monitoring

Posted 25/07/2017 by: Reeds Rains

Reeds Rains in Portishead offers blood pressure monitoring

Staff at Reeds Rains in Portishead threw their doors open to the public to help highlight World Hypertension Day.

Members of Portishead Rotary Club worked in partnership with Reeds Rains to offer free blood pressure monitoring in the town's High Street.

An estimated 150,000 people across the UK suffer from the effects of a stroke each year and Portishead Rotary organises blood pressure monitoring events to help promote that 'prevention is better than cure'.

With the support of local nurses the day proved to be a great success and the findings will be sent to The Stroke Association for analysis.

Rotarian John Sleight said: "We were delighted that members of our community took the opportunity to visit and see firsthand what their blood pressures were. It was great that Reeds Rains offered their office for this project and we look forward to working with them again in the future."