Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Programme brings screening to Centre
Meadowhall are pledging their support to the South Yorkshire Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Programme by hosting two mobile screening sessions on its premises.
On October 18 and November 1, the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw AAA screening programme will park up at the region’s favourite Shopping Centre in a bid to create awareness of the often undetected illness, which is predominantly found in men.
Meadowhall have teamed up with the local organisation to give male shoppers the opportunity to step forward for a health screening on one of the available days.
Meadowhall Centre Director, Darren Pearce said: “As a local business, we try to raise awareness of local programmes in South Yorkshire, of which the AAA is of particular importance due to the nature of the illness.
“We’re encouraging men from all over the region to come down and take advantage of the screenings of which only last a few moments, but have the potential to save thousands of lives.“
The mobile bus will be located in Orange Zone 1 car park and open for drop-in sessions between 9:30am – 4:30pm Saturday October 18, and at the same time on Saturday November 1.
Helen McAlinney, Programme Coordinator at the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw AAA Screening Programme said:
“Being able to bring our health bus to Meadowhall and hold a screening clinic is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the condition and to screen men of all ages.
“Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms are a symptomless swelling of the body’s main blood vessel – the aorta – which can be fatal if left unchecked. Our screening programme checks the size of the aorta via a simple ultrasound scan and is the only way to find out if you have the condition or not.
“We would love to speak to you about AAAs and tell you about the condition and the screening programme in more detail, so feel free to pop in.”
For further information on Meadowhall, please visit www.meadowhall.co.uk