South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has called for better support for those suffering from lung conditions in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Mr Davies made the comments on a visit to Llandough Hospital – where he attended a pulmonary rehabilitation class led by consultant chest physician Dr Ramsey Sabit.
The British Lung Foundation – who organised the visit – are keen to point out the life enhancing improvements that rehabilitation programmes can bring to those affected by chronic lung disease.
They also aim to keep patients healthy long term – reducing the need to return to an acute care setting.
Following the visit – Mr Davies tabled a Written Assembly Question to Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething – asking him to provide details on action the Welsh Government is taking to improve pulmonary rehabilitation programmes across Wales.
Mr Davies said, “I’d like to thank Ramsey for welcoming me to the class at Llandough and the British Lung Foundation for organising the visit.
“It was great to have the chance to learn about the benefits pulmonary rehabilitation can bring those affected by chronic lung disease – and the long term improvements it can make.
“It is vital we expand the provision of services available here in the Vale – and the Welsh Government must take action to do so.”
[Picture: South Wales Central AM meets Dr Ramsey Sabit at a pulmonary rehabilitation class at Llandough Hospital]