Friday, 18 September 2009

Palliative Care and Publicity

Our respiratory nurse, Chris Burrows, gave us a very informative talk about what can be a very emotive subject. Not many of us want to think about end of life, but it is going to happen to all of us, with or without lung disease. We heard about the work of the community nurses, the respiratory team, our GP's, the hospital and hospice care. This is a service which is growing and expanding all the time which is very reassuring.

She and Katrina also joined us to for photographs for the press with the spirometer, smokerlyser and flutter devices that we were able to buy for the team with the money raised from our annual abseil event. These items cost £2,864. Also at todays meeting we were able to give British Lung Foundation Wales a cheque for £3,000 to help them in their work for all people in Wales with a lung condition. So I think we can all be very proud of ourselves to have done so much and to have had so much fun doing it