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New group for Tameside sufferers of Pulmonary Fibrosis
Wednesday 28th March 2018 @ 12:31 by Lee Wild

A new support group for those suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis is being set up in Tameside.

Pulmonary Fibrosis is an incurable disease that affects the lungs and leaves it’s tissue thickened, stiffened and scarred over a period of time, eventually resulting in the lungs losing they ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream.

The new group will provide support to sufferers in Tameside, who currently have to travel to Whythenshawe Hospital for meetings.

The group is being supported by Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis who have provided guidance for setting up the group and supplied poster and leaflets.

The group will inform and educate those on the disease and share experiences of life with the condition.

Tameside Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group will launch on 11 April 2018 between 2pm – 4pm at the Ashton Community Fire Station on Slate Lane close to the Snipe Retail Park.

More information is available by calling 07533 802 620 or email: [email protected].