Chapelfield and hospital heart team celebrate National Heart Month

As part of National Heart Month, two cardiac nurses from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be on hand to answer the public’s questions on heart health at Chapelfield from 9am to 6pm on Tuesday 21st February 2012.

The nurses will be using a model to demonstrate how the heart works and will let people handle medical devices such as pacemakers and the stents used to expand blocked blood vessels in the heart. The hospital stand will be located on the lower ground floor of the Mall.

Information will be available on how to keep your heart healthy and manage heart health following a heart attack. It will include advice on exercise, coping with stress, stopping smoking, and an explanation of the tests and procedures used by hospitals.

Chapelfield’s general manager Davina Tanner said: “We are very passionate about our partnership with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Chapelfield is committed to supporting the local community and having these events in the centre makes them very accessible. It's a great way to raise awareness of health issues amongst our shoppers.”

NNUH Chief Executive Anna Dugdale, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Chapelfield to support our patients and their families. Getting the right information to manage your health is vitally important and these events will help us to reach patients in another setting outside the hospital.”

The event is part of a new partnership that has been forged between Chapelfield and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to bring health information and advice to local people.

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

Monday 13th of February 2012 01:00:27 PM