Action for Cancer’s Big Bus coming to Derrygonnelly on Friday 5th August

As part of the Derrygonnelly Harps Health and Wellbeing Committee’s programme of events, Action Cancer’s mobile unit, the Big Bus, is coming to Canon Maguire Park during Cul Camp on Friday 5th August.

The Big Bus provides two services which are now available to book:

  • If you are a woman aged between 40-49 or over 70 you are eligible to make an appointment for breast screening on the unit. The charity is the only place in Northern Ireland for women outside of NHS age range to avail of a breast screening for free so this is a great opportunity. The screening takes only a few minutes and for the majority of women provides peace of mind.
  • MOT Health Checks are open to all regardless of age and gender and they are a great way to get a current picture of your health. The check takes about 20 minutes and you will be able to choose from a variety of options including blood pressure, cholesterol levels and peak flow. You will also stand on the body composition scales to receive a print out of details such as muscle mass, hydration levels, fat around your organs, and BMI. The health promotion officer carrying out your assessment will be able to provide advice and information about lifestyle improvements and cancer prevention.

Appointments are booked on a first come, first served basis, so book your appointment now by calling Action Cancer on 9080 3344 or visit www.actioncancer.org/appointments.

Smoking Cessation Coordinator for the Western Health and Social Care Trust Kathleen McManus will also be on site on Friday 5th August from 11am-2pm, to offer support and advice.

On Thursday 4th August, the Cancer Focus Keeping Well van will also visit Canon Maguire Park from 10am-1.30pm. No appointment is necessary for this service which will provide health checks including: body composition, blood pressure, waist measurement, blood sugar levels, skin scanning, lifestyle advice, smoking cessation advice and much more.

These services are open to the entire community, so please come along and avail of the opportunity to improve your health and wellbeing!