20th September 2019
Respiratory Nurses at the L&D are lending their support to Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Month with an information stand in main reception on Tuesday 24 September from 9am to 2pm.
More people die from pulmonary fibrosis than from leukaemia and many other cancers but it is a little known disease. The most common form – Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – has no known cause and is a mystery to many – even in the medical profession.
The Luton & South Beds Local Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group are joining people across the world during Global Pulmonary Fibrosis month in September to raise awareness of a lung disease which kills 6,000 people every year in the UK, more than half within three to five years of diagnosis.
For more information on how you can help raise the profile of this disease visit www.actionpulmonaryfibrosis.org
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford changes are being made to support services and we would now ask that, from Saturday 6 June 2020, you contact the wards using the direct lines found here.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.