Asthma Health Day tour to visit Arklow
NATIONWIDE INITIATIVE FOR SUFFERERS
ARKLOW WILL soon host an important and free health promotion event as part of nationwide initiative to take place this year.
The Asthma Society of Ireland has organised the ‘Asthma Health Day’ which will be open to the public at The Arklow Bay Hotel on March 5 which will give asthma sufferers in each region the opportunity to speak directly with an asthma nurse on all aspects of their asthma management and symptoms.
The Asthma Health Day tour is a continuum of the successful regional asthma health advice and information days held by the Asthma Society in 2010.
As part of the tour asthma nurses will be on hand at each to speak one to one with patients confidentially about asthma management, allergies and inhaler technique, as well as peak flow monitoring and spirometry/lung function testing. There will also be talks from guest speakers on asthma management and childhood asthma. There is no admission fee and all services and information are provided completely free of charge.
Dr Jean Holohan, CEO, of the Asthma Society said ‘Ireland has the 4th highest prevalence of asthma worldwide, 470,000 people in Ireland suffer with the condition. Nearly 60% of asthma sufferers in Ireland do not have their asthma under control. As part of a strategic plan to tackle this problem, which includes our Asthma Helpline and the Asthma Demonstration Project, we are commencing an Asthma Health Day regional tour to provide the public with the most up to date information on asthma and asthma care.’
For information on Asthma Health Day venues visit www.asthmasociety. ie or call 1850 445465.