HEAR MORE: Long GP waiting lists leave locals relying on pop-up health checks

‘Local people are relying on pop-up health checks due to difficulty getting GP appointments.’

That’s according to Irish Heart Foundation nurse Pauline speaking at one of their free blood pressure checks in Cavan yesterday.

64% of people over 50 years old have high blood pressure which is a leading cause of stroke, heart disease and heart attacks.

Caroline Gauley went along  to the free check in Cavan and had this report for the Wider View: