COPD Support Ireland in conjuction with our members have developed a manifesto with 5 “asks” that we believe will improve the quality of life for people living with COPD. Please give your local candidates a copy of this manifesto when they call to your door asking for your vote in the general election 2016.
1. Spirometry testing to be made available in primary care.
2. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programmes to be made available in every acute hospital
3.Medical cards to be provided for people living with COPD
4. Outreach and integrated care programmes to be attached to every acute hospital
5. National advice and information helpline to be established for COPD
A full version of the manifesto can be downloaded hereFinal Manifesto