Face mask exemptions

Face mask exemptions

Nobody wants to wear a face mask. They often give an unpleasant feeling as we have to work harder at our breathing. This sensation can be especially difficult for people with asthma or COPD who…

Asthma WA January Newsletter

Asthma WA January Newsletter

With the start of a new year, we would like to share with you some of the reasons why we are excited for the future, along with some great tips for staying well this year.…

8 tips for returning to school

8 tips for returning to school

If you have children heading back to school, you probably have a lot on your mind. What do they need? Do their uniforms fit? What have you forgotten? If your child has asthma, there are…

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…

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…