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Chapelfield to help raise the profile on kidney disease

As part of World Kidney Day on 8th March, two renal nurses from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be on hand to answer the public’s questions on kidney health at Chapelfield from 9am to 8pm on Thursday 8th March 2012.

This event is designed to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys - an amazing organ that plays a crucial role in keeping us alive and well. Kidney disease is common, harmful and treatable. The nurses will also be undertaking blood pressure testing as well as giving health eating advice to those with kidney disease.

Also as part of World Kidney Day the United Norwich Kidney Patients Association (UNKPA) in conjunction with the National Kidney Federation are holding a sponsored run, walk or cycle from the NNUH finishing at Chapelfield.

Anyone interested in taking part is this event, registration will take place from 10.00am from the Arthur South Day Procedure Unit at the NNUH on the 8th March with the event commencing at 11.00am.

Sandy Lines, Chairman of UNKPA and dialysis support worker at the NNUH said "It can take a few little changes to make a big impacted on our health, the sooner we start the better. Awareness raising days like the World Kidney Day help us to raise the profile of kidney disease and what we can do to either try and prevent it or help others to better manage the disease.”

Chapelfield’s general manager Davina Tanner said: “"Chapelfield is really pleased to welcome back nurses from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The last event on heart health was very popular with shoppers, lots of people stopped to speak with the nurses. This event, to coincide with World Kidney Day, sounds really interesting - I'm sure that Chapelfield's shoppers will welcome both the useful healthy eating advice and free blood pressure checks."

This is is the second in the series of health promotional events being run in partnership between Chapelfield and the NNUH, to bring health information and advice to local people. The hospital stand will be located on the lower ground floor of the Mall.

Over the next few months, there will be other health events at Chapelfield covering, mental health, skin conditions and the eye condition glaucoma.

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