Health Check Expo in Port Augusta

Close to 50 health checks were completed during a  two-day wellbeing expo at Port Augusta Academy (SA) last week.

The checks were part of the academy’s annual health programme and were delivered by Clontarf partner, Sonic Health.

Six nurses and two doctors made themselves available over the course of the two days in an effort to get as many boys checked as possible.

Before the checks were undertaken, academy members completed a questionnaire which allowed them to provide some insight into how they had been feeling during the two weeks prior.

The nurses checked each boy’s blood pressure, height, weight and sight before asking a series of health related questions. The boys then had a chance to discuss their results with the doctors.

All results, follow-ups and referrals will be sent to each academy member’s usual medical service or family doctor.

All academy members said they enjoyed being involved in the event and hope to do it again in 2022.

Port Augusta Academy would like to thank Sandy, Leigh, Maria, Angela, Leah, Lorelle, Darren and Joe from Sonic Health for making the trip to Port Augusta and providing this vital health service.

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