Skelmersdale hosts CCG respiratory health advice event

This article was published on: 09/22/16

West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has reacted to statistics regarding patient intakes in the area for people living with Chronic Obstrutive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by opening up a 2 day drop in event in Skelmersdale, to raise awareness and provide information.

Learning from stats

The move to put on a specialist local event, which will take place in the Concourse shopping centre tomorrow and on Saturday,  is a positive step towards informing residents of the town about COPD.

Due to the high number of emergency hospital admissions for people living with the condition in the region,  this is considered to be an important issue in the town and could make a big difference to those affected.

Chief Nurse at West Lancashire CCG, Claire Heneghan, was happy to see targeted events for local residents, saying “Skelmersdale records some of the highest figures nationally for emergency hospital admissions for people living with COPD.”

“As with many conditions, there is a lot that, with support, people can do to help themselves, be it giving up smoking or becoming more active.”

“At this event, experts will be on hand to offer the help and advice that people need to take that first step and take control in order to take better care of themselves and living healthier, longer lives.”

COPD is one way of describing a number of conditions, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Common causes will usually involve some form of air pollutant and exposure including smoke from cigarettes, industrial factory smoke and vented dust.

Workplace COPD

Scott Rees & Co often take in claims from former factory workers in industries that produce smoke, dust and spores as part of the job. Materials like asbestos, sawdust smoke and fumes all put workers at risk if they don’t have adequate protection.

For anybody who has suffered illness from above and has contracted COPD or any other form of workplace illnesses (like asbestosis) because of this, could be entitled to take legal action against their employer.

For information on workplace illnesses and what our team can do for those affected by COPD caused by workplace negligence, you can visit our workplace illness page here.

Alternatively you can call us on 01695 722 222 (lines are open weekdays from 9am to 7pm) or you can start your claim right away using our online claim page.

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