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…

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…

Meet Teresa
Meet Teresa

Meet Teresa

It was a pleasant, sunny day in May 2016 when Teresa walked into our offices as a volunteer. After over 40 years of working in the real estate industry, she decided to take a step…

Consumer Advisory e-Network – EOI

Consumer Advisory e-Network – EOI

Do you want to get involved with the work that Asthma WA is doing? Do you want to have your say on new resources we are developing? Become a member of Asthma WA’s NEW Consumer…

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 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…