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Free check-ups as health bus makes first stop
7:00am Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
A HEALTH bus offering free check-ups to residents will drive into Littlemore in Oxford for the first time later this month.
There will be a nurse on the bus, which will visit the area once a month for the next year following its success in neighbouring Rose Hill, and visitors can drop in for advice and health tests.
With no doctors’ surgery in Littlemore, residents have to travel to up to two milies to Donnington Health Centre in Henley Avenue.
The service has been made available thanks to £2,000 from county councillors Gill and John Sanders and £500 from city councillor John Tanner from their councillors’ budget.
Mrs Sanders said: “Littlemore is so out of the way and so isolated from important health facilities that to bring it into the area seems ideal.
“People can come have their blood pressure tested and if there is anything that needs investigation, they can be referred.”
Mum-of-two Karen Smith from Littlemore said: “I think it’s a good idea for people who can’t drive.
“Littlemore has a lot of elderly residents and quite a lot of parents, so anything to improve facilities here is good.”
The health bus will arrive in St Nicholas Road by the shops on Thursday, January 31, and visitors are welcome from 10am to 4.30pm.
No booking is necessary, just drop in.