NHS Organisations combine for the Westmorland Show

A host of NHS staff will be on hand at the Westmorland Show on Thursday 10 September to inform and help the public.

Under the umbrella of Better Care Together – the clinical strategy for the Morecambe Bay area – staff from Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT), University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMB) and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) will be attending the Westmorland County Show.

Visitors will be able to receive a full, free-of-charge, health MoT on the day, with blood pressure, height and weight checks.

CPFT will have a number of health ‘stations’ with healthcare specialists on hand to provide information on diabetes, blood pressure and general health and lifestyle queries.

Hospital experts will also provide dietary advice, advice on alcohol consumption, as well as infection prevention and midwifery staff being on hand.

There will be fun colouring-in activities for children and the ever-popular teddy bear hospital. This year we will launch a drawing competition for children to enter to help design a welcome pack for Children and Families Care Group, with the winner receiving a £20 Amazon gift card.

Paramedics from the local ambulance service will attend the stand with a working ambulance and will also be on hand to answer questions about the service they provide across the region.

Better Care Together staff will be on hand to provide information on the pioneering strategy which was published earlier this year, and which has received the backing of health officials with the awarding of Vanguard status.

There will also be volunteers at the stand encouraging members of the public to support the Millom and Kendal efforts to become donor towns.

Hospital chefs will give cooking demonstrations – with some taster sessions for those watching – and an opportunity to pick up some delicious new culinary ideas.

The Westmorland Show is located at the showground near Crooklands, Kendal.