The University of Ulster’s Provost and Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Deirdre Heenan, has lent her support to the CRY campaign and added to the calls for young people to ‘Go Get Screened.’
Speaking at the launch of the forthcoming CRY Clinic on 6 and 7 April at the Coleraine campus of the University, Professor Heenan said:
“Since the Clinic was launched in Northern Ireland we have been pleased to host the screening sessions at our campuses. We would encourage our students to go and get screened as well as other the young people in the surrounding area.”
Professor Heenan joined Northern Ireland CRY representative John Lundy and a group of University students at the launch of the clinic on campus.
John Lundy said: “The University has been a great supporter of the clinics since Day One. We would appeal to all young people to come along and get screened. The clinics are in high demand, which shows that people are taking an extra interest in their health.
“We firmly believe that screening can save lives. At every CRY clinic screenings detect people with cardiac conditions that require further investigation and treatment. That in itself demonstrates the value of screening.”
John added: “The alternative does not bear thinking about. I know this personally having lost my son Aaron and because of the many other young people who have died from undiagnosed heart conditions that through screening could have been detected and treated.”
Professor Heenan said: “We look forward to continuing our work with CRY and assisting with the clinics. It is an important part of the University’s mission to work with local charities and to contribute to the health and well being of the wider community.”
The screenings are at the main building on the University campus. There is no cost for screenings though voluntary donations are very welcome.
To book, go online to: http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/ecg.htm. And follow the link to Coleraine screenings.