Free Screening at Hospital da Luz Póvoa do Varzim in “Dias do Parque”
Hospital da Luz Póvoa do Varzim was present, once again, in the event “Dias do Parque”, organized by the City Council of Póvoa do Varzim, taking place this year from 8 to 11 June at Parque da Cidade, which was designed to promote social relations and cohesion in the council, gathering population and sports, cultural, social solidarity and health local associations.
Hospital da Luz Póvoa do Varzim couldn’t fail to join the initiative, contributing for the promotion of health and the prevention of disease risk factors affecting the population.
Thus, between 10 and 11 June, a nursing team from Hospital da Luz Póvoa do Varzim joined “Dias do Parque”, to offer free screening for the prevention of diabetes, hypertension, high heart rate and high body mass index. During those two days, 1460 exams were done, identifying ten new cases of diabetes (among which a 14-year old child) and seven cases of hypertension, in a total of 365 people participating in this free screening.
Therefore, the participation of Hospital da Luz Póvoa do Varzim in this important local event was a success, the professionals of this unit having had the opportunity to work, once again, directly with those they serve every day, contributing for education toward health and for the prevention of disease in the population of Póvoa do Varzim.