Big Blood Pressure Check Vans

 

Our mobile blood pressure tester

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Find out where you can get your blood pressure taken for free!

 

In 2018 we celebrated the 10th birthday of the Big Blood Pressure Check by launching the Big Blood Pressure Check Van! The van was made possible with the incredibly generous support of Ryman Healthcare, who chose us as their charity partner for 2018.

The van is now based in Wellington and will serve the lower North Island (South of New Plymouth and Gisborne).

A secondary van was launched in Auckland, sponsored by Raymond Forbes Wilson Estate and the Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis & The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust, with support from Perpetual Guardian. We are incredibly pleased we now have two vans on the road to help more people reduce their risk of stroke.

Due to COVID-19, our annual Big Blood Pressure Check campaign has been cancelled and replaced for this year with a ‘road-trip’ using our Big Blood Pressure Check Vans. Over the next few months, the vans will be travelling throughout New Zealand, visiting PAKn’SAVE and New World supermarkets near you!

The ‘road-trip’ will start in the North Island at the end of October 2020, testing blood pressures for free! It's a project that could save lives, as high blood pressure is the number one modifiable risk factor for stroke. Once detected, high blood pressure can be managed and controlled, through regular checks, healthy living and with the help of medication where necessary.

Check out the below to see when you can visit the van and get your free check. Please note, the vans will also visit workplaces and these events are not open to the public.

 

Northern Region

When

Where

Address

Wednesday 9th December

10am-3pm

Pakuranga Library

 

7 Aylesbury Street

Pakuranga, Auckland

Friday 11th December

10am-3pm

Auckland Botanic Gardens

102 Hill Road

Manurewa

Tuesday 15th December

10am-3pm

Onehunga Library

 

5 Church Street

Onehunga, Auckland

Wednesday 16th December

10am-3pm

Te Manawa Library, Westgate

 

11 Kohuhu Lane

Westgate, Auckland


Midland Region

When

Where

Address

Friday 4th December

10am-3pm

PAKn’SAVE Napier

25 Munroe Street

Napier South, Napier

 

Lower North Island

When

Where

Address

Thursday 14th January

10am-3pm

PAK’nSAVE Kilbirnie

78 Rongotai Road

Kilbirnie

Saturday 16th January

10am-3pm

Mitre10Mega Petone

25 Bouverie Street

Petone, Lower Hutt 

Monday 18th January

10.30am-1.30pm

Malvina Major Retirement Village

134 Burma Road

Khandallah, Wellington

Monday 25th January

9am-4pm

Ratana Pa Celebration

Whanganui

Thursday 28th January

9am-12noon

Bunnings Taupo

90 Spa Road

Taupo

Friday 29th January

9am-12noon

Mitre10Mega Taupo

99 Bella George Lane

Hilltop, Taupo

Saturday 30th January

Time tbd

Hydro Thunder Boat Race Taupo

Lake Taupo

Sunday 21st February

Time tbd

Wellington Round the Bays

Kilbirnie Park, Wellington

 

South Island 

When

Where

Address

Watch this space – coming in 2021!

 

 

 

Our sincere thanks to Ryman Healthcare, Raymond Forbes Wilson Estate and the of Ernest Hyam Davis & The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust for their assistance with this project.

Ryman

Raymond Forbes Wilson Estate

 

The Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis & The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust