Asthma WA July Newsletter 2020

Asthma WA July Newsletter 2020

It has been an interesting few months, to say the least! Like you, we’ve all had to adjust to a rapidly evolving situation and finally, it looks like we are returning to something resembling a…

Asthma and COVID-19 support for people throughout WA

Asthma and COVID-19 support for people throughout WA

People throughout Western Australia can now receive increased support for their chronic respiratory conditions through a new free telehealth support service. Asthma WA has been commissioned by WA Primary Health Alliance and WA Country Health…

A major change for people with mild asthma

A major change for people with mild asthma

Do you have mild asthma? Has your doctor prescribed you reliever medication to treat your mild asthma symptoms? From the 1st June 2020 Symbicort Turbuhaler 200/6 and Symbicort Rapihaler 100/3 are now PBS listed for…

Asthma WA May Newsletter 2020

Asthma WA May Newsletter 2020

It has been an unbelievable start to the year with many people asking if we can reboot and start the year again. Through all of this, we have been so fortunate to receive generous support…

COVID-19 Helpline for Asthma and COPD

COVID-19 Helpline for Asthma and COPD

Asthma WA has been commissioned by the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) to provide a new telephone helpline for people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have increased concerns about their health…

COVID-19 Conversations

COVID-19 Conversations

We recently sat down (yes, keeping a minimum 1.5m distance from one another) to talk with Professor John Blakey from Respiratory Medicine at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital about the pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what it…

Asthma medication shortages

Asthma medication shortages

Asthma WA is aware that some people are experiencing difficulty accessing their asthma medications. We understand that some local pharmacies may have limited stocks of some popular products and are awaiting restocking from the pharmaceutical…

Asthma WA – Service Update, Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Asthma WA – Service Update, Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Asthma WA has made some changes to our service provisions to meet the changing needs of people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We are still…

Coronavirus and Social Distancing

Coronavirus and Social Distancing

NOTE:This situation continues to change rapidly – this information is a guideline and recommendations will change. Social distancing refers to the practice of restricting when and where people can gather to stop or slow the…

Asthma WA March Newsletter 2020

Asthma WA March Newsletter 2020

From bushfires to the Coronavirus, the year is off to a challenging start. Understandably, we have been receiving a lot of enquiries about the Coronavirus and the impending flu season, and what to do if…