The Asthma Society in collaboration with COPD Support Ireland launched a Joint Service on 1st July 2016. This free service allows users to speak to a respiratory specialist nurse about various aspects of their ashma/COPD.
Who is the Asthma Adviceline for?
‘The Asthma Society’s Asthma Adviceline is a call back service that is available free of charge to people with asthma and the parents/carers of young people with asthma. A panel of asthma nurse specialists’ provide personalized information, advice and support to callers from across Ireland.
The Asthma Adviceline has recently been awarded an independent quality mark by the Helplines Partnership. We are one of only three helplines in Ireland to have achieved this standard.
The advice from the Adviceline was so helpful and practical and it was just great to be able to talk to someone about Noah's asthma and to get that support and advice over the phone. We were really worried about Noah's asthma when he was first diagnosed but now he's come on in leaps and bounds.
How it Works
To speak with a nurse, call 1800 44 54 64 Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 and our reception staff will arrange a call back at a time that suits you. The service operates during the day, at evening time and over weekends as necessary. There is also the option to email firstname.lastname@example.org or text ‘asthma’ to 086 059 0132.
Below are a number of information services the Adviceline nurses commonly provide;
- My asthma – the basics
- Knowing what to do in an asthma emergency
- Asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay-fever)
- Asthma in schools
- Asthma and exercise
- Asthma and pregnancy
- After GP/consultant visit
Information materials are posted or emailed to callers in advance of speaking with the nurse. Calls are booked at 30 minute intervals and callers can request additional call-backs if necessary. The service and materials are provided in the English language.
In a recent review of the Asthma Adviceline 93% of people reported the service as excellent or very good and 97% of respondents said they would refer the service to a friend or family member.’
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