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Monday, May 16, 2022

Sugden pledges support as lung health charity rebrands

Independent MLA Claire Sugden has expressed her support for the newly rebranded Asthma + Lung UK Northern Ireland charity, saying improving lung health here must be a priority for ministers.

“It is a tragic fact that Northern Ireland sits close to the top of worst-performing areas in Western Europe when it comes to lung health outcomes,” Ms Sugden said. “This has been the case for many years, so no more time should be wasted when it comes to tackling this.

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“I have questioned the Minister of Health on steps he is taking to improve lung disease outcomes in Northern Ireland. I look forward to his response because we cannot be allowed to lag behind any longer.

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“Asthma + Lung UK Northern Ireland have done incredible work over many years – previously as the British Lung Foundation. They deserve whatever support they can be given in order to keep this up.

“It was my pleasure to meet them this week and offer them all the support I can.”

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