Hospital staff support “Go Red for Women Day”

Broken Hill Hospital staff will be supporting the Heart Foundation’s Go Red for Women Day on Friday (5 June) to help raise awareness and funding to battle the single biggest killer of Australian women – heart disease.

“Heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australian women, taking a life every hour of every day, three times more than breast cancer,” said Jayne Langran, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Chronic and Complex Care.

Hospital staff have been asked to wear something red whilst at work and make a donation to the Heart Foundation on Go Red for Women Day.

“Go Red for Women Day is an annual fundraiser to support life-saving research, advocacy and awareness of this vital women’s health issue. It’s an easy and fun event to take part in and help defeat this disease,” said Ms Langran.

An information stall will be set up in the hospital foyer on the day to promote healthy hearts and will include healthy heart checks and information for the public.

A “Walk for Women” will also be held on the day.

Female staff and community health service colleagues are invited to take part in a 5km walk that will leave from the hospital’s Sub Acute Rehab Unit entrance. The walk was designed by exercise physiology students and will take approximately 50 mins to an hour. Walkers will be asked to make a donation to the Heart Foundation to participate. The Hospital Dietetics team will provide light refreshments on completion of walk.

“We hope that Go Red for Women Day and our Walk for Women will raise awareness of healthy hearts for our female population,” said Ms Langran.

 

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