Check your health at Meadowhall screening clinic

By Antony Clay | 21/03/2017

Check your health at Meadowhall screening clinic

A SCREENING clinic to check for unsuspected health conditions will be taking place next month.

The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) health bus will be parked up in the Orange Zone car park at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre on Thursday, April 20.

Members of the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme screening team will be talking to people about the condition as well as scanning men over 65 who have completed a self-referral pack beforehand. 

Abdominal aortic aneurysms occur when the main blood vessel in the body, the aorta, weakens and expands. 

It can rupture and cause death from internal bleeding. 

Michelle Keefe, AAA screening programme coordinator for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, said: “We would like encourage all males over the age of 65 to contact the team beforehand to book an appointment.

“Shoppers who do not want to be screened on the day, can take away a self-referral pack, which will let them book an appointment for a scan at one of our 32 clinics across the region. 

“The scan is quick, painless, free and could save your life.”

Men over 65 who have not previously been screened can make an appointment by contacting the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw AAA Screening Programme on 01709 649100 or emailing dbh-tr.dbhaaa@nhs.net.

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