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BY EBHAN LOUGHLIN
Following the success of its first Breathe Freely programme for COPD and lung fibrosis sufferers, the Galway Chest Clinic has announced that it will run another programme in January 2013. The programme is designed to improve the quality of life for people with chronic lung diseases, many of whom suffer from considerable shortness of breath when carrying out simple daily tasks despite maximum medical therapy. The British and Irish Thoracic Societies have stated that all patients with lung diseases whose lifestyle is adversely affected by chronic breathlessness would benefit from such a course.
An urgent review of the conditions covered under the Long Term Illness scheme is being called for by Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony. The scheme, which is administered by the Health Service Executive, is designed to ensure that people who suffer from a number of medical conditions can avail of their medication under this scheme.
The Health Service Executive West is urging those aged over 65 years and younger people with long term illnesses, such as asthma, heart problems, etc, to avail of the seasonal flu vaccine now.