To support all those living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
COPD Support Ireland (COPDSI) is a national organisation, led by people living with COPD, set up to to raise awareness of and support those living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and to advocate for action to tackle and prevent the disease. COPD SI is a young, growing and ambitious organisation established in 2013. Working with our members, we will create greater awareness of COPD in Ireland, support better services and ultimately improve the life of people living with COPD.
Projects in 2018
COPD spirometry screening: to be made publicly available to high-riskgroups—people who are over 35 years and have symptoms of persistent breathlessness, coughing with phlegm and chest infections, are current or former smokers, or who have a family history of lung conditions
Pulmonary rehabilitation exercise programmes: to be made available in all acute hospitals, due to the clear patient benefits evidenced
COPD outreach programmes: to be offered by all acute hospitals, ensuring patients are treated at home where appropriate