Adur East Lions present Worthing Hospital with three new nebulisers

Presenting Worthing Hospital with the new nebulisers

Presenting Worthing Hospital with the new nebulisers

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Adur East Lions have been getting involved in the community by providing important equipment.

At a recent business meeting, Adur East Lions Club members voted to provide Worthing Hospital with three new nebulisers.

Lions Jim Pummell and Richard Behling visited the hospital to present the nebulisers to Eastbrook Ward.

Karen Whittingham of Eastbrook Ward said: “It’s great to be able to accept these nebulisers to our respiratory department at Worthing Hospital - they will benefit those patients suffering from respiratory conditions including asthma.

“I feel that I must highlight the importance of patients with asthma to engage with primary and secondary care.

“Asthmatics need to be on the appropriate level of medication for their degree of asthma using a step up and step down approach.

“However, a recent publication on the national review of asthma deaths in England found that people are still dying from asthma.

“These patients were found to not engage with the health service, not attend appointments or recommended follow up after a hospital attendance for an exacerbation.

“Therefore if people find that their asthma is affecting lifestyle/sleep it may be that they will need to review their medication with a GP or asthma nurse.”

Adur East Lions also paid a recent visit to the Shoreham Air Cadets to present a certificate for community service.

Lion President Jim Pummell, accompanied by Lions Chris Hilliard, Doreen Young and Dave Young attended a meeting of Shoreham Air Cadets to present yet another Young Leaders in Service certificate to one of the cadets.

This time it was Cadet George Morris who had amassed 50 hours of service to the community.

The Lions’ main driving force is service and these awards are designed to encourage young people to become good citizens, although they are well known for their donations to local good causes.

To find out more about the activities of Adur East Lions then visit the website at www.adureastlions.org.uk and like the Facebook page on www.facebook.com/adureastlionsclub.

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