Kilmeedy Healthcare Support LTI

Aras Idé, Kilmeedy, Co Limerick

Kilmeedy Healthcare Support LTI is a FAS sponsored programme and runs from September to June.

If you are interested in getting a FETAC Level 5 Major award in Childcare and Healthcare please contact us.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contace Helen or Catherine on 063 87960


Kilmeedy Healthcare Support LTI, Aras Ide, Kilmeedy, Co Limerick new course commences on 31st of August 2015 until 25 June 2016. Doing two major awards in Early Childhood Care & Education and Healthcare Support at level 5. Full time course.This course is funded by LCETB (formally FAS).

Any enquiries please contact Helen or Catherine on 063 87960 or 087 6952990

Kilmeedy Community First Responder and Defibrillator Group

Kilmeedy Defiib 1A Medium

In case of Emergancy call – 999 and 087 6015300

The following is sourced from Irish Heart Foundation

Know the symptoms of a heart attack
• Chest pain
• Upper body pain in the neck, jaw, back or arms
• Shortness of breath
• Sweating
• Nausea
• Light-headedness
• Loss of consciousness
• Weakness
• Tiredness

Call 999 immediately if you think you are having a heart attack.

Take positive steps to prevent a heart attack
Be active
Get out and do something that raises your pulse for at least half an hour, five days every week. You don’t have to run ten miles at Olympic pace, a brisk walk or easy jog will do the job, as long as it’s regular.

Eat well
Step away, at least most of the time, from the pizza and chips. Up the intake of fruit and vegetables and try to include some grains, like rice, in your diet. Fish is brilliant. Eat it twice a week – there are really tasty, and easy to prepare, fresh and frozen fish (without batter) available in all supermarkets these days.

Watch the weight
Be aware of your healthy range and try to stay within it.

Cut out the fags
After one year of quitting the risk of sudden death from heart attack is cut almost in half.

Easy on the booze
Try not to binge and keep under 21 standard drinks a week, the recommended maximum amount for men.

Take time for yourself, your family and your friends.

Get to know your GP
Have your GP regularly check your blood pressure and cholesterol. Don’t wait ‘til it’s too late!

Know your family history
Have your parents or close relatives had heart problems?

Heart conditions explained
For more detailed information on heart attack, heart conditions and diagnosis find out more here: Heart & Stroke Helpline I890 432 787.

If you are worried about heart problems or would like lifestyle advice, talk to an Irish Heart Foundation nurse in confidence on our Heart & Stroke Helpline 1890 432 787, Mon-Fri, 10am to 5pm or email [email protected]