Urge for people with lung condition to visit meeting

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PEOPLE with lung and breathing problems are being encouraged to go along to a new support group.

A Breathe Easy group, which is run by the British Lung Foundation, has opened in Gosport.

It is for anyone suffering from chronic lung or breathing problems, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or even lung cancer.

It will be the sister group of the Portsmouth branch, whose chairman is Eric Compton.

He said: ‘This support group helps people with many different kinds of lung conditions and problems.

‘It’s free to attend and people can get information on their condition, on things like inhaler techniques and there is a guest speaker at the meetings too.

‘It really can help many people and I would encourage people in Gosport to come along and get help.’

The first meeting takes place in the Gosport Leisure Centre in Forest Way, on Thursday, November 6.

The meeting will run from 2pm to 4pm, and all are invited to attend.

This includes people with lung or breathing problems, and their family, friends and carers.

Next week’s guest speaker will be Matt Clemo, a respiratory nurse specialist from Queen Alexandra Hospital.

To find out more about the group, call Mr Compton, who is also a mentor for the Gosport team.

Call (023) 9232 7840.