Breathe Easy wins top award

By Sara Bryce

Saturday, December 14, 2013

 

Breathe Easy wins top award

The Breathe Easy group with the award.

AN Isle of Wight lung charity was chosen from more than 250 to be presented with a new award.

Breathe Easy Isle of Wight, based in the respiratory department of St Mary’s Hospital, was chosen by the British Lung Foundation from other Breathe Easy groups around the UK for the first Dame Helena Shovelton Award — awarded for demonstrating innovation and hard work.

The award, named after the former chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, was presented at the charity group AGM.

Chairman Andy Savage said: "This is a wonderful achievement for Breathe Easy Isle of Wight. The last two years have been fantastic in the support our members have given to the group.

"We have worked hard to promote and raise awareness of the support we provide to anyone on the Island living with a chronic lung condition."

Breathe Easy Isle of Wight will be at Sainsbury’s, Newport, with Father Christmas and his elves today (Saturday) and Sunday from 10am until 4pm.

Reporter: sarab@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Stefan Attrill

16th December 2013, at 16:40:53

Lee Majors in Northampton where I now live we have a real issue with regards to lack of funds. However, the local County Council decided to install 3 automated signs telling people what spaces are available in what car park; all in preparation for Christmas at the cost of £280,000. However, the local NHS Hospital has been put in special measures as it does not have enough front-line nurses to care for those in wards. Id rather the money be spent to recruit 18 new nurses than spend money on a fancy light system. Oh by the way, it has only been 'live' for 1 week and already has broken down. Corkheads are not alone in all of this, it is happening everywhere in the UK.

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by Mike Crowe

15th December 2013, at 10:56:53

Quite agree David. When I was in St Mary's waiting my Lung operation it was noticeable that got better treatment and attention as a non smoker than did a smoker on the ward. (and it was noticed by the person concerned)

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by David Blackford

15th December 2013, at 10:13:05

No Mike - Obesity is self inflicted like smoking related diseases. - I think we know what we mean about looking after people - not food addicts or drug (cigs) addicts

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by Mike Crowe

15th December 2013, at 09:45:20

Spend money on people? Let's take an example. We have an obesity time bomb around the corner and people ignore the warnings. Should money be spent on them in the future rectifying their own neglect?

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by David Blackford

15th December 2013, at 08:34:08

So right Lee. Until the economy REALLY improves money should be spent on PEOPLE - not THINGS

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by Valerie Ching

14th December 2013, at 14:17:26

Well deserved award - recognising hard work and achievement. Good news.

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