There’s support out there – Times have changed
Mediaworks Hawke’s Bay Operations Manager Justin Rae was diagnosed with asthma when he was just 4-years-old. He woke one night, struggling to breathe . Blue in the face he roused his parents who rushed him to the after hours clinic, but were told it would be faster to drive him through to the hospital than wait for an ambulance. It was the fastest trip ...
Breathe Hawke’s Bay Centre Report
Meri Kirihimete – Merry Christmas I can’t believe we are at the end of another year. So much has happened in our organisation along with a few changes. Midway through the year we said goodbye to Chris and welcomed Amber into our team. We recently saw the departure of Toni and have welcomed Sharyn to the BHB team as our permanent administrator. Even though ...
Exercise key to COPD management: Massey’s story
A smoker for almost 30 years, Matua Massey Te Ruki’s Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) diagnosis came in 2007 almost 10 years after he had quit. He used the inhalers prescribed to him and learned to recognise the times of year and situations he would feel short of breath. Smokers and ex-smokers are particularly prone to breathing conditions that fall under the COPD umbrella.
Exercise makes breathing easier – Please GIVE this Balloon Day
At first glance Dave Davis (83) and Lisa Deeprose (10) may not appear to have much in common but both have a respiratory condition and they are both committed to making exercise a key part of the management of their asthma and COPD respectively. Every week they participate in sessions that build fitness and capacity for their breathing and both have received an exercise subsidy from Breathe Hawke’s Bay to encourage them to do so.
Many hands make LIGHT work
As we launch into planning for another Balloon Day we reflect on the contributions that volunteers make to our organisation. Being collectors, preparing our newsletters and delivering, representing BHB at events, medical advisors,, board members, additional administrators and so forth; all help make a difference in the lives of those that we are here to support - people in Hawke’s Bay with respiratory conditions . Your time and skills are greatly appreciated.