Action on Asbestos: Supporting patients and our NHS

Action on Asbestos is committed to supporting patients and the NHS medical professionals who care for them:

We Fund Cutting Edge Technology For the Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

The Interventional Pulmonology team at the RIE are immensely grateful to AoA for their support in making this technology available and enhancing the care of our cancer patients.

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We fund specialist nursing support for mesothelioma patients in Scotland

Left to Right: Laura McNaughton CNS, Dr Kevin Blyth, Phyllis Craig MBE

A specialist nurse dedicated to improving care for patients with pleural disease, including those with mesothelioma has been given funding by Scotland’s leading asbestos charity Action on Asbestos. The new pleural specialist nurse will be based within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and will see patients from throughout the West of Scotland;

We fund the first specialist nurse in Scotland to deal with all asbestos-related conditions

CAA Respiratory Nurse Specialist Kim Bracher (centre in the green jacket) with Phyllis Craig MBE (left of Kim) Dr Gourab Choudhury, left of Phyllis, Jim Kelso (Acting Chair of CAA, centre right).

Action on Asbestos fund a nurse dedicated to helping patients who have work-related lung conditions caused by no fault of their own. The new nursing post is the first in Scotland to be specifically targeted at people who are living with the effects of being exposed to substances such as asbestos and will make a significant difference to how people manage their illness.

We fund Continuing Professional Development (CPD) support for nurses in Scotland

Scotland’s nurses are to benefit from a new fund that has been launched by Action on Asbestos (CAA). The charity has been able to launch the fund following a donation from Dr Michael Crawford in memory of his late wife, Dr Audrey Finnegan Crawford, who died as a result of mesothelioma in 2013. The fund will be named after Audrey:  Dr Audrey Finnegan Crawford Memorial Fund

Donations & Fundraising

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