COVID-Ready Kits

COVID-Ready Kits

With the WA borders set to open on the 5th February 2022, we have been receiving a number of enquiries from people seeking tips on creating a COVID-Ready Kit for people with asthma and/or COPD.…

Asthma education is a must

Asthma education is a must

Throughout the year we’re fortunate to be joined by interns helping us in a range of projects, as they gain some experience in an office and non-profit environment. It’s important that all members of our…

Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Be wise and exercise

Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Be wise and exercise

Article provided by Dr John Blakey and Respiratory Physiotherapist Sarah Hug from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Being diagnosed with a lung condition can be a difficult experience. Sometimes people feel they are not given enough information,…

Asthma WA November Newsletter

Asthma WA November Newsletter

It has been a big year for Asthma WA, and it’s not over yet. Our small team has been busy over recent months, opening a new lung function testing service and launching our very first…

Meet Sarah

Meet Sarah

“I like being able to make a real difference, not only to people with asthma and COPD, but more broadly, to help people in Western Australia.” – Sarah, Chief Finance Officer It takes an array…

Preventing underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis of COPD

Preventing underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis of COPD

By Asthma WA Respiratory Health Educator and Senior Respiratory Scientist, Charlene Butler Undiagnosed and misdiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a problem worldwide that can have serious consequences for people experiencing respiratory symptoms.  Living…

SITT Up and Take Notice

SITT Up and Take Notice

Article provided by the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Respiratory Team. For people with asthma and COPD, the world of inhalers seems to get increasingly complicated. Adding another medicine may mean learning a new inhaler technique,…

Patrick Gorman talks asthma

Patrick Gorman talks asthma

Federal MP to take 237,000 steps for asthma Patrick Gorman gets to do plenty of walking in his role as the Federal Member for Perth. “As one of the younger, and therefore fitter, members of…

Asthma WA September Newsletter

Asthma WA September Newsletter

The first day of Spring also marks the start of National Asthma Week which runs from 1-7 September each year. It’s a great time to encourage conversations about asthma and how this time of year…

Paediatric Respiratory Hub an Australian First

Paediatric Respiratory Hub an Australian First

Asthma WA has opened Australia’s first Paediatric Respiratory Hub in Perth’s southern suburb of Cockburn. The Hub, which opened in September 2020, operates up to three days a month, with a second location hoped to…