Asthma WA July Newsletter

Asthma WA July Newsletter

Regardless of the current COVID-19 situation, it is still winter and there’s no better time than the present to talk about some of the seasonal challenges our community faces when it comes to managing their…

Consumer Advisory e-Network – EOI

Consumer Advisory e-Network – EOI

Asthma WA is interested in your views.  In addition to our annual Consumer Survey and our ongoing service evaluation, we are establishing a new Consumer Advisory e-Network.  This will consist of consumers with asthma and/or…

Coming soon – new COPD service

Coming soon – new COPD service

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often need additional support following discharge from hospital. This helps to improve their health outcomes and quality of life, while also decreasing the risk of future unplanned returns…

Are you doing it right?

Are you doing it right?

Fact: Using your inhaler like a perfume spray will not help relieve your asthma or COPD symptoms. Our Respiratory Health Team sees a lot of different interpretations of how a person understands they should use…

Debugging respiratory viruses

Debugging respiratory viruses

Have you heard someone say their child has RSV? Did you have a COVID-19 test but were told you have rhinovirus? Or have you actually caught the real flu? What do they all mean? Our…

Meet Jacqui

Meet Jacqui

In April last year, just as our State was heading into its first COVID-19 lockdown, we were thrilled to welcome Jacqui to our Respiratory Health Team to provide education and support to people with both…

Asthma WA May 2021 News

Asthma WA May 2021 News

It’s World Asthma Day and we have a number of great things to share! The pandemic is still present and winter is almost here, so we want to flip the conversation and look at some…

Asthma hospital presentations drop

Asthma hospital presentations drop

Asthma hospital presentations drop, Asthma WA warns ‘Be ready for winter’ Recent figures have shown a drop in presentations of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to Western Australian hospitals last year, but on…

Supporting students with asthma

Supporting students with asthma

Asthma is one of the leading causes for school absenteeism in children. This condition can have a significant impact on their general wellbeing, affecting them physically, emotionally, mentally and socially.  This has a detrimental impact…

Flu and COVID-19 Vaccinations

Flu and COVID-19 Vaccinations

If you have a chronic respiratory condition such as asthma or COPD, Asthma WA strongly recommends both the influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations for 2021. Many people are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.   Check your…