There are around 7000 people living with the disabling condition Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Salford.
Salford Royal’s Chronic Airways Support team (CAST), commonly known as the “community COPD team”, held an event to increase awareness of this long term condition at Pendleton Gateway on Wednesday 15th November.
They were joined by the local Breathe Easy group.
Breathe Easy is a local patient group supported by the British Lung Foundation and meet once a month to offer support and advice to each other. New members are always welcome and information around this resource were available on the day. For further detail contact Rachael Burton – Rachael.Burton@srft.nhs.uk
Also present at the well attended event were the Smoking Cessation Team, Breathing Better Team, St Ann’s Health and Wellbeing group, occupational therapists, dieticians, and the Active Lifestyles Team.
The message was simple – COPD is a manageable condition and we are there to support those who suffer from this condition as well as their carers and loved ones.
Pictured – Salford resident Rose Hunniford joins staff from St Ann’s Hospice to learn more about how to successfully manage COPD.