A pilot scheme carrying out FREE cardiac screening for 18–39 year olds in Wirral is to be launched this November.
On 9th April 2017 Tim Cogley, an apparently fit and healthy 34 year old, suffered a fatal heart attack whilst walking home after a night out with friends. Despite showing no symptoms, Tim had a 75% cholesterol blockage in his artery.
The Tim Cogley Foundation was set up by family and friends in Tim’s memory with the aim of increasing awareness of the need for coronary heart screening, particularly in the 18 to 40 age group where very little pro-active screening currently takes place, and to offer opportunities for screening within Merseyside.
Now, Randox Health, the global preventative health and diagnostic company is rolling out the pilot initiative across Wirral.
Foundation Chair and Tim’s Father, Frank Cogley said:
“Since Tim’s tragic death in April last year, Randox Health has been supporting our concept of Mersey-wide personalised blood testing for this age group, currently something not routinely provided by the N.H.S. The procedure is simple, our aim, likewise; to help reduce the number of premature and preventable deaths.
It’s a major step forward to have secured this partnership with a prestigious and internationally renowned company and we are immensely grateful to Dr Peter FitzGerald, Randox’s founder and Managing Director for this gesture and his continuing encouragement.”
The Foundation has released details of dates, times and the Wirral venues for the November pilot on its website and Facebook page, and invites 18–39 year-olds to take up and benefit from this free offer. Consultations have been held with Wirral Medical Centres including The Warrens and Greasby and with Consultant Cardiologists who are backing this exciting initiative.