Tēnā koutou katoa,

We hope you and your whānau are keeping well during this current Covid-19 outbreak. In these uncertain times, we have answers to your questions about the virus, the vaccination, and heart health.

Also this month, our latest TV ads about heart attack warning signs hit our screens. We're encouraging people to recognise the symptoms of a heart attack and call 111 straight away – making the right call is the best chance you have of reducing long-term damage to your heart.

This message is particularly important at the moment. In the last Covid-19 outbreak less people attended emergency departments with heart attacks and acute heart events, but it’s vital you don’t delay treatment. If you’re experiencing heart attack symptoms, call 111 immediately.

Meanwhile, eating heart-healthy food is one of the best ways that you can look after your heart at home during lockdown. Sometimes, however, that feels easier said than done, especially on a tight budget, so we’ve teamed up with financial support service MoneyTalks to bring you top tips on eating well for less.

For now, stay safe and stay well.
Ngā manaakitanga (best wishes),

Angela Aldous
Head of Care and Support

Angela Aldous, Head of Care and Support
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The Covid-19 vaccine and your heart

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Make the right call

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