World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

November 23, 2015

On 23 November 2015 Bentley Health Service organised a morning tea to raise awareness of World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) day. 

COPD is a term used to describe a number of lung conditions which gradually worsen over time. World COPD day is raising the profile of the disease to improve treatments for these conditions.

Bentley Health Service Physiotherapist Rebekah Stone said World COPD day was an opportunity to educate people about the disease and encourage patients to attend Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) sessions.

“There is no cure for COPD but attending rehabilitation slows down the progression of the disease,” Rebekah said.

“This prevents admission to hospital and improves the patient’s quality of life.”

The morning tea was held in the Community Rehabilitation waiting area with information on display and an interactive quiz for patients and staff to take part in.

A Bentley Health Service patient and COPD sufferer shared her story of living with the condition and the struggles she faces on a daily basis.