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COPD Workshop - Improving care for our community
From: 10/04/2019 07:30 AM
To: 10/04/2019 11:30 AM

20 Foster St
Hamilton, Victoria 3300

Event Details

The COPD Collaborative Workshop, Wednesday 10 April

Improving Care For Our Community

Venue: Education Centre, Hamilton Base Hospital

Why do we need a COPD Collaborative?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading burden of disease worldwide.

It is commonly associated with other chronic diseases including heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, pneumonia and depression.


Who should attend this workshop?


Local general practitioners, specialist physicians, health professionals and their support staff are encouraged to attend.


 In Hamilton and the surrounding area:


· 9.7% of people over the age of 18 are current smokers (state measure 13.1%)


· 57.3% of people do not meet the physical activity

guidelines (state measure 54%)


· 20.9% of the population

report being obese (state measure 18.8%)


· 21.6% of the population is 65 years of age or above (state measure 14.8%)


In 2016/2017 Hamilton Base Hospital had:


· 87 admissions with a

primary diagnosis of COPD


· 157 admission with a

diagnosis of COPD that may or may not be COPD


· 16 readmissions related to a primary diagnosis of COPD


Light refreshments will be available.


Further detail will be released in coming weeks.

 For more information, please email Project Coordinator Liz McCourt:

E: liz.mccourt@wdhs.net  

M: 0478 477 726


The Collaboration is a partnership between Safer Care Victoria and WDHS to improve the health and quality of life for people with COPD