Irwin Mitchell Hosts York Health Awareness Day

Charities And Organisations Provide Free Health Advice To Generate Awareness Of Health Services


National law firm Irwin Mitchell is teaming up with leading health charities and organisations to host a free Health Awareness Day in York, which will offer free medical advice and free health checks.

The day will involve charities coming together to showcase their work and expertise. The charities include; Macmillan Cancer Care, Flamingo Chicks, Group B Strep Support, Coppafeel, Meningitis Now, and Children’s e-Hospital. 

The health awareness day will take place on Saturday 24 September at Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate in York, from 11.30am until 3.00pm. 

Visitors will have access to a range of health services, from advice and free health checks.  

The day is to raise awareness of health issues within the local community and to provide access to charities and organisations that can advise and ensure people benefit from their services. 

Rachelle Mahapatra, Partner and medical negligence expert at Irwin Mitchell's Leeds office, said: 

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“We are delighted to be able to deliver this service to the community in York and to raise awareness of the health issues people can face, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle.

“It can sometimes be difficult to come to terms with health problems and approach medical professionals for advice on general health and lifestyle. However this informal event will provide people with the opportunity to come along and learn more about what help and advice is available to them.”
Rachelle Mahapatra, Partner

Jane Plumb MBE, Chief Executive of Group B Strep Support, said: “Raising awareness of group B Strep is vital in the fight against these life-threatening infections in newborn babies. Knowing about group B Strep enables families to take measures to avoid these infections or after birth, seek early treatment.

“We are delighted to be part of this important event and look forward to talking to the people of York about how to prevent sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis caused by group B Strep.”