Wellington

 

Asthma Wellington is a not-for-profit organisation providing services and support throughout the Wellington region. Our registered nurses are asthma specialists and provide education and advice to individuals, families/whanau affected by asthma, COPD or other respiratory conditions. To make an appointment with a nurse, give us a call. 

"Our mission is to promote the best possible health for those with asthma or other respiratory conditions and to support them and their families."

We offer

  • Free consultations and education to improve management of asthma or COPD
  • Asthma education sessions to staff and parents at schools and preschools
  • Emergency kits to schools
  • Education and updates for health professionals in the latest asthma and COPD management (a part charge may apply)
  • Education/information sessions to community groups
  • Asthma clinics to business (charges apply)
  • Nebuliser hire and sales
  • Spacers for purchase
  • Anti-allergy bedding

 Keeping our kids ‘Breathing Easy’

AW_Website_page.jpgOur ‘Breathe Easy’ school and preschool programmes are aimed at keeping children safe, healthy, in school and actively involved in sports and exercise. They cater to children, staff, parents and caregivers as appropriate for age, and individual requirements.

Our Year 9 programme has been
developed to
enable students to get
their asthma under control, before hitting that crucial and typically stressful time of exams.

Contact us today to take part in either programme.

 

Thanks to the ANZ Staff Foundation, Asthma Wellington received funding to carry out the ‘Sailor the Puffer Fish’ asthma education shows, in 12 Wellington and Kapiti primary schools during April. The shows were really well received and clearly the messages being delivered by Chris Lam Sam and his sidekick Sailor, were hitting home.

Our aim is to bring the show to all primary schools in the Wellington and Kapiti areas — if you are able to help us fund these shows please phone Kim on 04 237 4520.

 

Nurses Education In Asthma Treatment (NEAT) Course

The NEAT course is a professional 1 day (6 hour) asthma education workshop that will provide nurses with up to date information from current asthma guidelines (GINA, British and Australian Asthma Guidelines), in the treatment and management of asthma.


The course content covers pathophysiology, medications, inhaler devices, preventers and relievers, triggers, asthma and smoking, myths and beliefs about asthma, and asthma resources.
This course is limited to 20 participants. Cost per person $50.
Resources and morning and afternoon tea provided.