Plan drawn up to reduce respiratory illness across Wales
PEOPLE will be able to have their say on a plan to curb respiratory illness in Wales.
They can put forward their views on the Welsh Government scheme which aims to set out how the NHS will support patients living with acute and chronic lung conditions.
Respiratory disease claims the lives of one in seven people in Wales.
It is the third biggest cause of death for both women and men in Wales.
One in seven Welsh adults are also being treated for the condition.
Within the consultation draft plan it features actions which can be taken by the NHS and looks at the success in preventing and treating the illness along with their consequences Wales-wide. It also underlines what the Welsh public can expect of NHS respiratory health care by 2016.
Welsh Health Minister Mark Drakeford, who has published the Together for Health – Respiratory Health Delivery Plan, for a 12-week consultation, said people needed to be aware that diet, weight and smoking upped the risk of the disease.