Rates of asthma in Wales are among the highest in the world: more than 314,000 people with the condition live in Wales (1 in 10 adults), including 59,000 children (1 in 9 children). Our statistics illustrate why the work we do is so important for people with asthma in Wales. In 2011-2012 there were 3349 hospital admissions for people with asthma in Wales including 58 deaths. Also, Wales has the highest proportion of children under 14 being admitted to hospital for asthma in the UK.
Asthma UK Cymru is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people with asthma in Wales by:
- Understanding the issues that matter to people in Wales and identify how we can help.
- Ensure that people with asthma are represented where decisions are made that affect them, especially at the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales.
- Working across the health sector, including with health professionals to improve services for people with asthma
- Build partnerships with the people and bodies that can help us to make a difference.
- Raising the profile of asthma in the media to health providers and keeping people with asthma informed about the latest developments in asthma care
- We are members of the Long Term Conditions Alliance (LTCA) which represents the interests of people with long term health conditions. Also we are members of the Respiratory Alliance Wales (RAW) which meets regularly to discuss approaches to respiratory issues through the work of individual organisations, sharing experience, good practice and information sharing with decision making bodies like the Welsh Government. We are also members of the Welsh Difficult Asthma Group and the Research and Development Group for Asthma and Allergy.
- We are working with a range of partners on the Welsh Delivery Respiratory Plan to identify areas which need further service development.
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Asthma UK operates a Welsh Language Scheme, which was prepared in accordance with the Welsh Language Act 1993 and approved by the Welsh Language Board on 16 December 2005.
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