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27/09/2021

Free awareness evening about asthma, diabetes and epilepsy in young people

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The Western Trust is hosting a free asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and awareness evening to educate those involved with young people about these conditions. The awareness evening will take place on Thursday 4 October 2018 at 6.00pm, Lecture Theatre 1, MDEC Building Altnagelvin Hospital. The awareness event is for anyone who is a leader or supervisor of young children at youth groups or sports clubs.  Those who attend will be provided with specialist advice delivered directly by Specialist Nurses, with a question and answer opportunity included. Damien McHugh, Western Trust Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse said: “The last few years the events that we held were very well received by all who attended and feedback was very positive. Following our evaluation of the events we have we would encourage all youth groups such as youth clubs scouting, guides, sports clubs, and any organisation that deals with young people should be represented. “The awareness evenings were organised in recognition of the need for educating those involved with young people about conditions such as Diabetes, Asthma and Epilepsy as well as managing a severe allergic reaction. We wish to hit home the importance of being aware of these conditions and what to do when children who have these conditions might need their support.” For further information or to register for the event, contact by email  Damien.McHugh@westerntrust.hscni.net or  Rebecca.harte@westerntrust.hscni.net  or telephone (028) 6638 2188.  To avoid disappointment, it is recommended that you book your place for the event.

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