Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Respiratory Support

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NICHS runs a number of respiratory support groups and services across Northern Ireland to help people and their families to meet the challenges of living with chest, heart or stroke conditions.

Living with a long term health condition such as chest, heart or stroke illness, affects you not just physically, but also emotionally and socially. Whilst timely and effective medical intervention is essential, people with long term health conditions also need support and guidance to manage their conditions, and lives, on a daily and ongoing basis.

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If you want to read about some of the people who have benefited from our groups, click on the photos below:

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Florence

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Paddy

Lorraine

Lorraine

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Brad

 

NICHS’s Respiratory Support Groups meet regularly to offer support to people living with respiratory conditions their families and carers. They:

  • Allow people to share experiences
  • Provide information on Living with respiratory condition
  • Provide information on healthy life styles
  • Encourage Pro-active Self Management
  • Promote continued rehabilitation
  • Organise social events and outings
  • Provide an opportunity to highlight concerns and advocate on behalf of members.

If you would like to contact your nearest Respiratory Support Group please see the list below or click on the red button to request a call-back:

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Belfast Trust

Belfast City Hospital  2nd Monday of the month 11am Seminar Room 3, 1st Floor, Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7ER Pauline Millar
0784 115 0949
pmillar@nichs.org.uk
East Belfast  2nd Wednesday of the month, 11am Connswater Community Centre, Connswater Street, Belfast, BT4 1SX Pauline Millar
0784 115 0949
pmillar@nichs.org.uk
Mater Hospital Last Wednesday of the month, 2pm Health Education Room, Level 2, Mater Hospital, Crumlin Road, Belfast, BT14 6AB Pauline Millar
0784 115 0949
pmillar@nichs.org.uk
Royal Victoria Hospital 2nd Friday of the month, 2pm Training Room 1, Education Centre, Elliott Dynes Building, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BA Pauline Millar
0784 115 0949
pmillar@nichs.org.uk

Northern Trust

Antrim 2nd & last Mondays of the month, 2–3pm Parkhall Community Centre, 100 Seacash Drive, Antrim, BT41 1BB Yvonne Monteith
0791 204 6173
ymonteith@nichs.org.uk
Magherafelt  3rd Wednesday of the month, 11.30–1pm Mid–Ulster Hospital, 59 Hospital Road, Magherafelt, BT45 5EX Yvonne Monteith
0791 204 6173
ymonteith@nichs.org.uk
 Newtownabbey* 1st Monday of the month, 11am Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey Yvonne Monteith
0791 204 6173
ymonteith@nichs.org.uk

*This is a generic group, which is a combined respiratory, stroke and heart group.

South–Eastern Trust

Bangor 2nd Wednesday of the month, 2–3.45pm

 

Stricklands Conference  Centre, Stricklands Care Village, NIID
39 Downshire Road, Bangor
BT20 3RD

Ursula Digney
07967658355
udigney@nichs.org.uk
 Downpatrick 3rd Tuesday of the month, 11am–1pm Education Room, The Old Downshire Hospital, Ardglass Road, Downpatrick Nacola King
0750 004 1227
nking@nichs.org.uk
Kircubbin 3rd Thursday of the month, 10.15am–12pm Kircubbin Community Centre, Kircubbin Ursula Digney
07967658355
udigney@nichs.org.uk
Lisburn  3rd Thursday of the month, 2–4pm Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Lisburn Pauline Millar
0784 115 0949
pmillar@nichs.org.uk

Southern Trust

Armagh  First Thursday of the month, 2–4pm Mullinure Hospital, Loughgall Road, Armagh Ann McAlinden
0771 2877 746
amcalinden@nichs.org.uk
Dungannon  Second Thursday of the month, 11am–1pm South Tyrone Hospital, Carland Road, Dungannon Ann McAlinden
0771 2877 746
amcalinden@nichs.org.uk
Kilkeel* Wednesdays 11am–1pm Seaview House, Harbour Road, Kilkeel Julie McGinnis
0791 204 6174
jmcginnis@nichs.org.uk
Lurgan Last Thursday of the month, 2.30–4.30pm Committee Room, Lurgan Hospital, Lurgan Julie McGinnis
0791 204 6174
jmcginnis@nichs.org.uk

*This is a generic group, which is a combined respiratory, stroke and heart group.

Western Trust

Brandywell (Foyle West)* Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm Old Library Trust, Central Drive, Creggan, Derry, BT48 9QG Rita Heaney
0770 652 1536
rheaney@nichs.org.uk
Castlederg 2nd and last Friday of the month, 11am Healthy Living Centre, Castlederg Linzi Davidson
0791 702 8948
ldavidson@nichs.org.uk
Enniskillen  Last Wednesday of the month, 2pm St John’s Ambulance, Old Tempo Road, Enniskillen Norma Ferguson
0779 397 9870
nferguson@nichs.org.uk 
Omagh  3rd Friday of the month, 2pm Omagh Youth Centre, Mountjoy Road, Omagh Linzi Davidson
0791 702 8948
ldavidson@nichs.org.uk

*This is a generic group, which is a combined respiratory, stroke and heart group.

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