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Free health checks, advice and information at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Tuesday 21st August, 2012

Free health checks, advice and information will be on offer as part of Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s (Bridgewater) AGM on 27 September.

Members of the public will be given the chance to have their blood pressure checked, their eating habits assessed and their questions about health and wellbeing answered at the event.

There will also be information on dental health, hand hygiene, breastfeeding and sexual health and an update on the services Bridgewater provides and the main achievements during the year.

The event will commence at 4pm with market stalls offering free health checks, advice and refreshments. A buffet will be provided after the formal business of the AGM has concluded and there will be more opportunity to view the stalls and speak to health professionals. The AGM will commence at 5pm and will include an update on the main developments and plans for health services in each borough.

Bridgewater provides community health services in patients’ homes, health centres and clinics in Halton, St Helens, Trafford, Warrington and Wigan. Services include community dental, district nursing; health visiting; occupational therapy, physiotherapy; podiatry; speech and language therapy. The Trust also provides community dental services in Bolton, Tameside, Glossop, Stockport and western Cheshire.

The Trust came into being, in its current form, when community NHS services from a number of north west Primary Care Trusts were transferred into the Trust in April 2011.

The event will be held at the Haydock Thistle Hotel, Penny Lane, Haydock, WA11 9SG. Return transport to the event can be arranged free of charge. If you wish to attend please contact us by email communications@bridgewater.nhs.uk or phone 01942 482655 by 14 September.

Bridgewater Chairman Harry Holden said: “We want to ensure our Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for local people to come and talk to us, receive a free blood pressure check, some health advice and find out a bit more about what services we offer and our plans for the future.

“As an aspiring Foundation Trust, we want people to understand more about our role in the community and in the NHS and the role they can play in safeguarding their own health and in influencing the decisions we make in the future.”
Bridgewater is aspiring to become a Foundation Trust in 2013. Support the Trust and become a member so that you can influence decisions and give your views on services provided by the Trust. Sign up as a member at www.bridgewater.nhs.uk

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