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Visit our Health Fair on Tuesday 5th March – open to all patients, visitors and local community

3rd March 2019

Want to get your BMI and blood pressure checked? Get some handy nutrition tips or take part in a push-up challenge? 

  • St. Vincent’s University Hospital is holding a Health Fair on 5th March 2019 for all patients, staff, visitors and local community

Over 30 exhibitors will be providing health advice, health tests and health challenges in the fifth year of the Health Fair at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, which continues to grow in popularity every year.

This year visitors will be able to get their blood pressure and BMI checked, talk one-on-one with a variety of different health experts across the hospital and find out more – through interactive exhibits, videos, demonstrations, and literature – about health conditions like osteoporosis, diabetes management along with general diet and health advice. Fitness fanatics will also get the chance to take part in a press-up challenge under the supervision of a Westwood Gym staff member.

Smokers will be able to get their carbon monoxide levels measured, speak to a smoking cessation advisor or register for one of the hospital’s ‘Stop Smoking’ programmes.

The theme of this year’s Health Fair is “Live well and live healthy”, in keeping with Healthy Ireland aspirations for improving health and wellbeing and reducing the burden of chronic disease. Of those that attended last year’s event 97% reported that they enjoyed the Health Fair, with the majority rating it as either Excellent or Good overall (96%).

Anyone who completes an evaluation form will automatically be entered into a raffle and the chance to win a range of prizes, including one4all shopping vouchers and a hamper from Tony Walsh Allcare Pharmacy.

Dr Ailsa Lyons, Head of Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion, St. Vincent’s University Hospital has said “Following on from the overwhelming success of last year’s Health Fair event, the hospital is delighted to be able to give all staff, patients and members of the local community the opportunity for them to learn more about becoming and staying healthy”.

One of last year’s attendees the Health Fair as “Informative, great to prevent illness rather than treat it afterwards” and others said that it was; “brilliantly organised, the staff at the stands were very friendly and approachable” and “information takes the fear out of millions”.

The Health Fair is open from 10am – 3pm on Tuesday 5th March on 1st Floor Atrium of the ADCC, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4. Attendance is free and open to everyone

For directions to St. Vincent’s:

For further enquiries, contact staff in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion, St. Vincent’s University Hospital by phone on: (01) 221 4958 or email

Patient and Visitor Handbook

Our handbook contains all the important information you need when visiting our hospital whether you are a patient or a visitor.

  • Travelling to and from the hospital
  • Elective admission information
  • Emergency Department attendance
  • Patient safety information
  • Information on what we will do to get you home
  • Data protection
  • Security information
  • Infection control policy
  • No smoking policy
  • Visiting arrangements
  • Daffodil Centre
  • St. Vincent’s Foundation

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