Croydon health fair - 31 May 2013


New Addington Health Fair is a great success

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The New Addington health fair in May saw a great turnout with more than 440 visitors attending throughout the day.

Members of the public were able to learn CPR, look around a number of our vehicles including a 1948 ambulance, a motorbike, a pedal bike and one of our new ambulances.   There was also the chance to find out about local healthcare services and voluntary sector organisations. 

There were a number of activities for kids, including face painting, a magician and a teddy bear hospital, where they could practice their bandaging skills. Our friends from Casualties Union proved popular as ever in creating fake cuts, wounds and bruises.

Other popular activities during the day were the CPR demonstrations and the smoothie bike, a bicycle where you pedal to make your own smoothie.

Head of Patient and Public Involvement and Public Education Margaret Luce said: "I would like to thank all the staff who helped out at this event and who made it a real success. It was great that so many people came along and enjoyed themselves.  Having the other local partner organisations there also meant people could find out how to access the right healthcare service for their needs.”

Many thanks to all the exhibitors and everyone that attended who helped to make the day such a success.

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