Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Healthy Hearts at Martin-Kaye

Martin-Kaye Solicitors is the first company in the region to take part in a health screening campaign for its staff.

We have signed up to the Healthy Hearts Campaign, in a bid to help employees find out more about the state of their health.

The mobile screening unit will visit our offices, and every employee who attends the session will receive a 30-minute consultation to assess their condition, with the results explained in private afterwards.

Senior Partner, Graham Davies, said: “We are extremely pleased that our staff are backing the Healthy Hearts initiative, and that they’re keen to take up this opportunity – in fact over 70 per cent of our employees have signed up.

“At the heart of every company is its workforce, and we want to help our employees to identify any potential risks so they can seek the right kind of treatment, which should help prevent problems in the future.”

The screening will include cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar analysis, as well as a general physical examination, a lung function test, and heart checks.
The Healthy Hearts Institute is based at Sandwell Medical Research Unit at West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, and has already been piloted across the West Midlands. Hundreds of staff have so far benefited from the state-of-the-art check-ups, and now the screening programme is being extended to Shropshire.

Pic: Front row, from left, Graham Davies, Chris Mills and Fiona Macnamara, all from Martin-Kaye Solicitors, with the Healthy Hearts team