Working with Asthma Australia

Boy with asthma pump and teddy

13SICK, National Home Doctor Service has teamed up with Asthma Australia to create a partnership designed to support people living with asthma and their families. We are working together to reduce hospital admissions related to asthma conditions. We want to increase awareness of the symptoms and promote better management of the condition.  

Australia has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world, with one in ten Australians suffering from this chronic disease.

We know that people with asthma form one of the largest special interest groups needing to see a doctor after hours, particularly during the winter months when colds and flu are common triggers for acute asthma episodes.

13SICK answers a real need for people living with asthma

As anyone living with asthma will attest, one of the most nerve-wracking characteristics of this disease is the fact that it can strike at any time. That’s why 13SICK is such an important service for asthma patients, giving them peace of mind that help is at hand on weeknights, weekends and public holidays, when GP Practices are closed. 

Around the clock care for people with asthma

Watch this video to see how 13SICK can help patients with asthma manage their illness at home. People with asthma are more prone to pick up respiratory illnesses, and Dr Rawa Fadheel explains why it’s a good idea, where possible, for asthma flare ups in the after hours to be treated at home.

FREE asthma control pack

If you or someone you care for is suffering from asthma, and you need assistance managing your illness, register for Asthma Assist today. Asthma Assist is a free asthma information service provided by Asthma Australia that aims to support you in better managing asthma.Asthma Australia has a team of asthma Educators, trained to assist you in better managing your asthma and helping to reduce symptoms.  Patients who register will receive a phone call from an Asthma Educator to discuss the patient’s asthma and how to manage it.

Asthma Australia also has a team of asthma educators, trained to assist you in better managing your asthma and helping to reduce symptoms. If you have any questions regarding the Asthma Assist service you can call Asthma Australia on 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462) or email info@asthmafoundation.org.au

It is recommended that all people with asthma have a current asthma action plan. If you don’t have one or if it hasn’t been reviewed in the past year, make an appointment with your regular GP to discuss.

Supporting Asthma Action Plans

13SICK sees a lot of patients in the after hours with asthma symptoms. But many of these patients do not appear to have an asthma action plan in place. Dr Colin Speight explains how the 13SICK Doctors are able to put a temporary plan in place and help patients manage their asthma in the short term until they can visit their GP.

 If you have pain or have difficulty breathing, call 000 straight away