BHB spread World Asthma Day message

BHB spread World Asthma Day message
23 July 2018

Every day at BHB feels like World Asthma Day, but to acknowledge the global day in May we invited Astrid from Hawke’s Bay Today to learn more about asthma statistics nationally and in our region, triggers for those with the disease and how our services support those with asthma to live the life they want to.

As part of the article Hinerangi Wilson, a social worker from Te Kupenga Hauora—Ahuriri, a Napier-based kaupapa Māori health and social services provider, shared some of her asthma journey:

…After being referred to Breathe Hawke’s Bay by one of the nurses at her work in October, she (Hinerangi) was diagnosed with chronic asthma.

“I had been on so much medication and I had just had enough of it,” she said.

She was being admitted to ED up to six times a year and her asthma was triggered by everything from the temperature to the smell of cigarettes.

“The quality of life is a lot better than what it was before and I am a lot happier now because I used to be quite sick and stressed,” she said. “I have ongoing support from Breathe Hawke’s Bay which has been fantastic.” 

 Read the full article here

Image credit: Warren Buckland/ HB Today