Blood Pressure Monitors Loan Scheme

May 10, 2024 | News

Hampshire residents can now borrow blood pressure monitors from their local library, alongside books and magazines. In a move to help local people to take charge of their own health, Hampshire County Council is making devices available for free at all its libraries.

The library home loan scheme makes it easy and convenient for you to ‘know your numbers’.

Each monitor is borrowed on a ‘first come-first served’ basis. It comes in a box, with a leaflet containing easy-to-follow instructions on how to use the device and understand the results, as well as what to do if you are concerned about the readings. All you need is a library account to take advantage of the loan scheme.

How to borrow a monitor:

  • Join your local library for free. See the Hampshire Libraries website here for details
  • Borrow a monitor for up to 14 days at a time. All libraries will have three devices on its loan scheme.
  • Return your monitor after the loan period –remember to follow the enclosed hygiene guidance for cleaning the device before and after use.