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 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

Wednesday 16th June – Saturday 19th June

8am-5pm

Fieldays Hamilton

125 Mystery Creek Road

Hamilton

 

Central Region

When

Where

Address

Tuesday 1st June

10am-4pm

New World Wairoa

41 Queen Street

Wairoa

Wednesday 2nd June

10am-3pm

PAK’nSAVE Gisborne

Childers Road

Gisborne

Thursday 3rd June

10am-3pm

Bunnings Warehouse Gisborne

75 Kahutia Street

Gisborne

Friday 4th June

10am-3pm

Mitre10 Mega Gisborne

24 Derby Street

Gisborne

 

Lower North Island

When

Where

Address

Tuesday 18th May

10am-3pm

New World Paremata

93-97 Mana Esplanade

Paremata, Porirua

Thursday 20th May

10am-3pm 

New World Newlands

227 Newlands Road

Newlands, Wellington

Friday 21st May

10am-3pm

New World Otaki

155-163 Main Highway

Otaki, Wellington

Thursday 27th May

10am-3pm

New World Tawa

35 Oxford Street

Tawa, Wellington

Friday 28th May

10am-3pm

New World Silverstream

28 Whitemans Road

Silverstream, Upper Hutt

 

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