New campaign aims to keep people out of hospital this winter
A new Bradford Breathing Better campaign aimed at helping people across the district to improve the health of their lungs and respiratory system, is aiming to keep people out of hospital this winter.
Ahead of the colder weather, health professionals will be offering advice to people on topics like stopping smoking, the importance of keeping moving and making sure those in at risks groups get their free flu vaccinations this autumn.
The NHS Bradford District and Craven team will be visiting mosques, community events and supermarkets over the next three weeks.
There are almost 30,000 people in the Bradford City CCGs’ area with asthma, and just under 10,000 more have COPD – a serious lung disease which makes breathing more difficult.
Respiratory disease is responsible for large numbers of unplanned hospital admissions – some of which are avoidable. For every 100 people on the COPD register, there are an estimated 15 emergency admissions each year – with each one costing on average £2,000.