COPD Support Ireland News

Welcome to our first ezine of 2017. Highlights this month include: Galway to Dublin COPD Charity Cycle 2017 Registration now open COPD Adviceline – making a difference 1800832146 Everyday Self-Management of COPD New Research Winners of the COPD Breathe life into Christmas Competition New COPD Support Group for South Dublin COPD Model of Care Consultation…

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Minister Denis Naughten announces €10 million expansion to make Dublin homes warmer  Pilot Scheme extended to include Dublin 8, 10, 12, 22 and 24  Minister Denis Naughten and Minister Katherine Zappone visited the home of Mrs. Laura Ball in Firhouse, Dublin 24 who received an energy efficiency upgrade free of charge to her home under…

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COPD Support Ireland in conjunction with the Tallaght Hospital are inviting people living with COPD in the South Dublin area to come to a public meeting about COPD on Tuesday 16th February at 7pm in the Green Isle Hotel, near Newlands Cross. All welcome

Congratulations to all our entrants and winners of the Breathe life into Christmas image competition. We were very excited by the entrants and it was a difficult job to choose the 6 finalists. The finalists were displayed at the Irish Thoracic Society’s Annual Conference in November and the winner was chosen by Healthcare Professionals attending…

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COPD Patient Survey

COPD Support Ireland has commissioned research and is being conducted with Fresh Perspectives Market Research.   This research aims to explore the impact that COPD has on the lives of patients and we value your input.   All information we gather is treated confidentially and we will not be asking for your name or any other way…

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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 Early booking advised.