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

Thursday 8th April

10am-4pm

PAK’nSAVE Royal Oak

691 Manukau Road

Royal Oak, Auckland

Wednesday 14th - Saturday 17th April

Polyfest

Manukau Sports Bowl

1 Boundary Road, Clover Park, Auckland

Thursday 29th April

10am-4pm

PAK’nSAVE Papakura

331 Great South Road

Takanini, Auckland

Thursday 6th May

10am-4pm

PAK’nSAVE Botany

501 Ti Rakau Drive, East Tāmaki, Auckland

Saturday 8th May

10am-2pm

Papakura Streetfest

Papakura Town Centre

 

Midland Region

When

Where

Address

Monday 19th April

1pm-4pm

PAK’nSAVE Cameron Rd

476 Cameron Road

Tauranga

Tuesday 20th April

9am-12noon

PAK’nSAVE Tauriko

2 Taurikura Drive

Tauriko

Tuesday 20th April

1pm-4.30pm

PAK’nSAVE Papamoa

 

42 Domain Road

Papamoa Beach, Papamoa

Wednesday 21st April

11am-4pm

PAK’nSAVE Whakatane

 

King Street, Kopeopeo

Whakatane

Thursday 22nd April

11am-4pm

PAK’nSAVE Rotorua

 

Cnr Fenton Street & Amohau Street, Rotorua

Friday 23rd April

9am-1pm

PAK’nSAVE Taupo

 

Ruapehu Street

Taupō

 

Lower North Island

When

Where

Address

New dates to be confirmed soon!

 

 

 

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