COPD Support Ireland News

Tuesday 22nd November and Wednesday 23rd November 10am to 4pm in the Hospital Foyer Sligo University Hospital respiratory staff are holding an information day with free spirometry testing, So, if you are a current or ex-smoker, are over age 40, and you have symptoms like a chronic cough, bringing up phlegm, and breathlessness, it’s time…

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Free Spirometry Testing

If you have any of the following symptoms you should consider getting yourself checked for COPD: Breathlessness on exertion Persistent Cough with phlegm Chest infections that are harder to treat Free breath test (spirometry) at one of the following locations. Galway Galway University Hospital Foyer on 16th November from 10.30 to 2.30pm Athlone: Sheraton Hotel…

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Get Winter Ready

COPD Support Ireland encourages you to be winter ready and make sure to get the flu vaccination.  Listen to our radio advert This advert was supported by Novartis


World COPD Day 2016

To coincide with World COPD Day COPD Support Ireland is hosting Ireland’s first COPD patient Conference in the Royal College of Physicians at 6 Kildare Street Dublin 2.  Contact Wendy to book a place 01 2833500 or info@copd.ie Early booking advised.


COPD Support Ireland in partnership with Novartis are delighted to announce a very special competition Breathe Life into COPD this Christmas.  Send us your high resolution image by Friday 11th November. It can be a new or existing photograph, painting, drawing or any artwork that shows what breathing life into COPD this Christmas means to…

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Respiratory Health

We recently partnered with Mediaplanet on the 2016 Respiratory Health campaign in The Irish Independent newspaper and online at http://www.healthnews.ie/ Read about prevention, innovative treatments options and learn more about the importance of early diagnosis when dealing with respiratory diseases.


Tipperary COPD Support Group will hold a public meeting in the Order of Malta hall Thurles On Wednesday the 27th of July at 7pm. The purpose of the meeting is to set up a support group for people suffering from copd in the Thurles area. All welcome


The Warmth and Wellbeing Scheme aims to make homes warmer and healthier to live in. It does this by providing extensive energy efficiency upgrades to those in energy poverty who are living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma. The initiative is led by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in conjunction…

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Exercise, COPD and Me

Following your pulmonary rehab programme, COPD Support Ireland in partnership with Siel Bleu can offer your local support group a 12 week exercise programme to help you to keep exercising.  Exercising on your own can be difficult and it is easier to do it with other people.