‘A Breath of Fresh Air,’ supporting patients, improving lung health - 3 September

‘A Breath of Fresh Air,’ supporting patients, improving lung health - 3 September
11 August 2015

THE Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is hosting a free talk with Dr Georges Ng-Man-Kwong, consultant chest physician, to inform people about the treatment and service provided for patients who suffer with lung conditions.

The event is open to patients, staff, public and our Foundation Trust members, and will be held at the Post-Graduate Centre at North Manchester General Hospital on Thursday 3rd September, 2–3 pm.

In the UK, one in five people is affected by lung disease. The annual costs to society and the NHS have been estimated at over £6.5 billion and each year 550,000 people find out they have lung disease. There are about 1 million lung disease related hospital admissions and sadly someone dies from a lung condition every five minutes.

At The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust we offer a wide range of specialist respiratory services across the North East sector of Manchester from both our hospital sites and in the community, to diagnose, treat, help and support patients and their carers.  We work closely with colleagues in a multi-disciplinary way to provide timely and up to date diagnostic investigations and treatments to support clinical care pathways for a wide range of lung conditions. 

Dr Georges Ng-Man-Kwong, consultant chest physician at the Trust said:

“Our integrated teams work hard to help patients in hospital go home early with community support and improve lung health through self-management, flare-up support and, importantly, pulmonary rehabilitation, an exercise and education programme for people with chronic lung conditions.

“Our respiratory team are privileged to be working in partnership with GPs, health-care commissioners and providers, and BreatheEasy, our local British Lung Foundation patient support groups.”

‘Medicine for Members’ events are free and are held regularly at our four hospital sites (The Royal Oldham Hospital, North Manchester, Fairfield General Hospitals and Rochdale Infirmary), to give the public, staff and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s Foundation Trust members the opportunity to learn more about the services at the Trust.

So far, over 12,000 people have signed up to become FT members. To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email ft.membership@pat.nhs.uk