Chatburn pensioner praises COPD help

Chatburn pensioner praises COPD help

Chatburn pensioner praises COPD help

First published in News

PENSIONER Ken Platt praised the health workers who helped him cope with lung disease.

The 77-year-old was part of a group of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] patients who met for a ten-week course delivered by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The course is run by nurses, healthy lifestyle co-ordinators and physiotherapists, teaching exercises to help manage their condition and giving advice about diet and managing symptoms.

Mr Platt, from Chatburn, said: "The course has been great and very informative. It's been good to be given diet and exercise information and do things that I hadn't done before. I've definitely got fitter and learnt a lot, and the exercises have been really motivational. If you're fitter you can cope with COPD better and I'm proof of that.”

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