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Real life screening experiences...
Herbert McMullan from Downpatrick (pictured above with Roisin Monan, Assistant NI AAA Screening Programme Manager) says he would have no hesitation in advising other men to attend Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening.
Herbert, who is retired, says he had no worries about his health when he received the letter from the NI AAA Screening Programme inviting him for screening.
Herbert continues: “Last May, I received a letter to attend screening at Downe Hospital. I felt well and had no reason to worry and I didn’t even know what an abdominal aortic aneurysm was or that I might maybe have one, but I went along.”
How screening is making a difference...
Raymond Conroy, who is retired and lives in Enniskillen, had no worries about his health when he received a letter from the Northern Ireland AAA Screening Programme inviting him to go along for a free scan.
Pictured above with Diane Stewart, NI AAA Screening Programme Manager, Raymond explains why he would advise others to go along for this quick, free scan.
2014 men's AAA screening event
“Excellent and very informative” was just one of the positive comments about the second men’s AAA screening event held in Belfast on 27 March this year.
Over 50 people attended the event in the city centre – twice the number who attended the first event in 2013. It was organised jointly by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the Public Health Agency.
Feedback about the event was very positive with participants’ comments including: “Excellent and very informative”, “I think this has been a great idea (event) not only for the patients but for the surgeon too - to give an insight into the bigger picture” and “A very helpful and worthwhile experience”.
Information about the men’s AAA screening event for 2015 will be available early in the new year.