Free health checks
A CHANCE to find out more about local health services will be combined with free health checks at this year’s annual members meeting for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.
The Trust, which runs Stepping Hill Hospital and community health services in Stockport, Tameside and Glossop, will update the public on its results and achievements over the past year and the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Following their popularity last year, free blood pressure tests, BMI checks and flu jabs will also be available for everyone before the evening’s main presentation.
The main event takes place between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday, October 2, at the Pinewood House Education Centre on the Stepping Hill Hospital site.
People wanting free health tests and flu jabs should arrive between 5pm and 6pm.
The meeting will include a special presentation from a doctor in Same Day Emergency Care, and a patient.
There will also be a question and answer session with the board.
To book a place at the free event, call 0870 702 0174.
A NEW service has been set up to help guide young parents through first time parenthood.
Mums and dads aged 19 or under can now receive voluntary home visits from the Family Nurse Partnership.
After parents join the service, a family nurse – a health visitor or midwife with extra training – will visit them from early pregnancy until the child is two.
They will work with the parents and their families to help provide the best outcome for their future health and wellbeing.
Kathy Crew, family nurse supervisor for the scheme, said: “This new health programme recognises that pregnancy and birth are a key time for young parents to choose to engage with local services, enabling them and their child to be healthy, happy, and to do well in life.”
The new health programme is run by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust as part of a wider health project across the country.
For more information call 0161 426 5175 or visit www.fnp.nhs.uk.
The family nurse partnership team: from left, Carolyn Menzies, Kate Bowden, Julie Burden, Val Helsby, Debbie Kemp and Kathy Crew
Gordon Smith, from Hazel Grove, having a blood pressure test from student nurse Katherine Frost at last year’s event