Men’s health is in the spotlight
A HAPPY group of Eidsvold men and health professionals gathered recently to discuss health-related issues and quality of life.
Many men took advantage of the relaxed atmosphere and approachable advisors to ask questions about issues of concern.
Present to help were dieticians, community nurses, a speech pathologist, physiotherapist, hearing advisor, occupational therapist, counsellor and indigenous health workers.
After sharing a healthy meal together, the discussions continued and no one was in a hurry to leave.
The afternoon was organised by Gayndah clinical nurse Chris Duncan who was happy with the attendance and how willingly attendees approached the health professionals and paid heed to the advice given.
“It was good to see some young lads attend too,” Mr Duncan said.
“The speech pathologist Renee Harper was able to teach them the FAST test which may one day save the life of an older member of their community.”
The test involves asking three simple questions:
Face: Check to see if the patient’s mouth has drooped?
Arm: Can the person lift both arms?
Speech: Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
Time is critical. If you see any of those signs, phone 000 immediately.
MEN’S HEALTH DAY: Eidsvold men take advantage of the services offered by several visiting health professionals.