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Lung Information & Patient Support
Information contained in this section has been produced by Lung Foundation Australia to provide information on lung disease, its treatment, patient support and related issues.
The information is designed to be used as a guide only, is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical treatment and is presented for the sole purpose of disseminating information to reduce lung disease.
Information and Support Centre
The Centre provides the following services and can be contacted from 8am to 4:30pm (AEST) on the toll free number 1800 654 301 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Patient Education Resources
Brochures are available covering a range of lung conditions, treatment options and diagnostic procedures. The Lung Foundation has produced additional resources such as handbooks, booklets and DVDs to assist patients in understanding and managing their lung condition.
Published on a quarterly basis, the electronic version of LungNet News is a free publication which provides useful articles on lung health and keeps readers informed of the work of Lung Foundation Australia.
To receive a hard copy of LungNet News you must be a member of our Love Your Lungs Club. Click here to join.
Located in all States and Territories, Patient Support Groups meet regularly to provide a welcoming, informal environment for those with a lung condition, their families and/or carers. Group activities may include guest speakers, social activities, exercise programs and peer support.
These programs are provided by health professionals and consist of exercise training and information sessions to assist patients to understand their lung condition and help improve their quality of life. The Lung Foundation maintains a list of contacts for programs in each State and Territory.
Held annually in each state and the ACT, Patient Education Days provide an opportunity for patients to hear first hand from health professionals about the latest developments in lung health.