Many of us don’t realise how serious Asthma can be - but it can kill.
- 38 people died from asthma in Northern Ireland in 2017.
- About one in 10 people in NI have asthma, including 36,000 children.
But YOU can prevent it.
Inhalers. Take your preventer every day and carry your reliever everywhere.
If you or your child are living with asthma, we have resources and information to help you manage this condition to help prevent dangerous asthma attacks.
Click on one of the links below to find out more about asthma.
Watch our Live Online Asthma Advice Clinic
Watch back our live online asthma clinic for parents and young people.
Our Asthma experts provided information about medications and correct inhaler technique, and how to manage asthma well to prevent asthma attacks.
Joining us were:
- Professor Mike Shields - recently retired as a paediatric consultant at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick and NICHS Board Member
- Dr Dara O'Donoghue - Consultant Paediatrician / Senior Clinical Lecturer, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children / QUB Centre for Medical Education
- Barbara Maxwell and Catherine Russell, Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Download our Asthma Factsheet
Check out our special Asthma episode of our Video Podcast, Heart to Heart
This episode is all about asthma, and the potential dangers if it is not managed properly. Our host Sarah Travers speaks to 9 year old Dara about what it’s like living with asthma, and is also joined by Professor Mike Shields, a respiratory paediatrician with many years of experience of researching and treating patients with difficult asthma, and a board member for Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke.
Check out our videos on:
- The importance of your preventer inhaler
- Taking your inhalers correctly
- What to do if your child has an asthma attack
- Advice from Dr Dara O'Donoghue - Consultant Paediatrician / Senior Clinical Lecturer, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children / QUB Centre for Medical Education