COVID-19 Update - GP and Health Service Providers Support

With the onset of the winter flu season, now more than ever it is important for people to manage their health.

Asthma WA has been commissioned to work with medical practices, health service providers and pharmacies to assist with facilitating management of asthma and COPD patients.   Our team of Respiratory Health Nurses and Educators are available to contact any patients with asthma and/or COPD on behalf of Medical Practices to discuss patient’s current respiratory health status and any needs. This includes our normal services as per those mentioned in the following sections along with:

  • Medication reviews
  • Asthma and/or COPD Care Plan
  • Allay concerns regarding visiting their doctor and other health care providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Patients will always be encouraged to contact their GP directly; Asthma WA is merely providing support and education to promote the patient’s respiratory well-being and encourage ongoing contact with their health professionals.

For further information regarding accessing Asthma WA’s support for your health care service, please feel free to contact Kate Hipwell RN or General Manager – Health, Jenny Howson on (08) 9289 3600 or email jenny.howson@asthmawa.org.au

We have compiled a range of resources to help you support your respiratory patients. To view the resources, please click the button below.

Asthma WA offers a range of free information sessions and training courses that are designed to educate and inform Health Professionals on asthma and other related respiratory conditions.

Patient Education Referral Service

With the onset of the Winter flu season, now more than ever it is important for people to manage their health.

We work with you to achieve improved asthma control in your patients.

This referral service will cover:

  • Understanding prescribed medication and when to take it
  • Asthma basic facts
  • Asthma symptoms
  • How to recognise worsening asthma
  • Checking of device technique
  • Asthma management goal setting
  • Working to improve Asthma control using the validated Asthma Control Test.

Who can be referred

All patients with asthma can be referred to the service, free of charge.

The service may be particularly useful for patients that are recently diagnosed, recently hospitalised, and people with poor/partial asthma control who are having difficulties managing their asthma.

Regional Western Australia

We also offer an Asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) service for  people in regional Western Australia.