Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Halton Borough Council are hailing a ‘Healthy Lungs’ event held at Halton Stadium a success.

The event was well attended and more than 40 local residents received information on diagnosing respiratory conditions and tips on correctly using an inhaler.  Twelve became members of The Trust, recently rated ‘Outstanding’.

Scott Hawkes and Paul Maines, Respiratory Physiologists at LHCH said: “We were delighted to have been given the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of the service we provide at LHCH and in the community which ensures essential diagnosis and treatment of lung disease.

“We hope that those who attended found the session informative.”

Molly Hancox, Assistant Physiologist also facilitated a number of Spirometry tests for those attending the event.

In 2018/19 the LHCH service saw around 18,777 patients for spirometry alone across all services in both the community and at the hospital. It is an important first line test for the early diagnosis of lung disease.”

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Marie Wright said: “I am so glad people came and saw what great work is done at Liverpool Heart and Chester Hospital.”

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