Car­diac Sup­port Group in­for­ma­tion evening

The Corkman - - NEWS - BILL BROWNE

HAV­ING re­cently cel­e­brated the 10th an­niver­sary of its foun­da­tion, the Car­diac Sup­port Group North Cork (CSGNC) will hold its next in­for­ma­tion evening next Mon­day at 8pm in the Mal­low Day­care Cen­tre.

The group was formed in 2008 by peo­ple who had ex­pe­ri­enced car­diac prob­lems with the help and en­cour­age­ment of Mairead Le­hane, a car­diac nurse spe­cial­ist at the Mal­low Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

Spokesman Paddy Lane said that as no such group ex­isted at the time, its founders felt it was im­por­tant that peo­ple were pro­vided with a mech­a­nism through which car­diac pa­tients and their rel­a­tives could seek sup­port and ad­vice.

“Over the in­ter­ven­ing years we have be­come a well-recog­nised name within the re­gion, hold­ing eight events each year cov­er­ing a wide va­ri­ety of is­sues such as fit­ness, diet, med­i­ca­tions, first aid and new health aware­ness trends,” said Mr Lane.

“We have also been very for­tu­nate have had a num­ber lead­ing car­di­ol­o­gists grace us with their pres­ence and wis­dom over the years,” he added.

Mr Lane said un­ex­pected in­ter­rup­tion to the health of an in­di­vid­ual through a car­diac event can be daunt­ing lead­ing to a ma­jor knock in their self con­fi­dence.

“This where the sup­port group plays a vi­tally im­por­tant role. Through the con­tin­ued con­tact with Mairead Le­hane at Mal­low Hospi­tal, new pa­tients are in­tro­duced to the car­diac sup­port group many of whom choose to be­come mem­bers and have en­joyed the ‘fam­ily-like’ sup­port of­fered to them,” said he said.

Next Mon­day’s meet­ing will fea­ture a pre­sen­ta­tion by Cit­i­zens Ad­vice on the sub­ject of en­ti­tle­ments.

“It will be an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to get in­for­ma­tion that could be of ben­e­fit to them in the fu­ture. As al­ways, the public are wel­come to at­tend the meet­ing,” said Mr Lane.

For more in­for­ma­tion about group and ac­tiv­i­ties con­tact 086 890 0886. its

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