Rural men told to put their health first

Registered Nurse Rob Woolley past President Steve Meere and Rotarian Mike Ward during the MHERV visit.
Registered Nurse Rob Woolley past President Steve Meere and Rotarian Mike Ward during the MHERV visit.

"The fact is most men in country New South Wales don't pay much attention to their own health- ' she'll be right!'... But high blood pressure and diabetes often go unnoticed until it's too late... If you don't remember when you last had a checkup... It's time!"

This was the message given to country men from registered nurse Rob Woolley during the Men's Health Educational Rural Van (MHERV) van visit to Boorowa on October 21 and 22.

Rob saw and assessed 39 people over the two days,taking people's blood pressure, sugar level and cholesterol, 10 were women.

Rob gave friendly feedback and advised of any follow up with a GP was needed. Of those he saw, 13 were recommended for a routine GP check up, 24 to see their GP asap and two people needed immediate attention.

His readings showed 14 with above average levels of cholesterol, 16 with high blood pressure and 16 with high blood sugar.

MHERV is a Rotary Project of D9670 supported by the Rotary Club of Boorowa and travels across NSW seeing thousands of people.

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