Breathe Easy Isle of Wight support group
When: 2nd Friday of every month
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Call: 03000 030 555
St Mary's Hospital, Respiratory Department, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG
What we've been doing
Breathe Easy week
Breathe Easy Isle of WightBreathe Easy Isle of Wight held a very successful Take Steps Day on Wednesday 14th June as part of Breathe Easy Week. The event was held in the Respiratory Department of St Mary's Hospital Newport where participants were encouraged to record their steps by walking on treadmills, along measured routes within the department and grounds of the hospital. Across the 8 hour day we recorded all the steps walked each hour. Staff in the Respiratory Department took part by wearing pedometers for the day to see how many steps they walked. A Cake Sale, Raffle and an awareness stand with leaflets and merchandise helped to publicise Breathe Easy and the British Lung Foundation. During the day the Respiratory Physios led a guided walk to the Hospital Duck Pond and back. The results of Take Steps Day were that we walked a cumulative total of 153,500 steps which is equivalent to 69.77 miles. This Isle of Wight has 68 miles of coastline so we walked just over the equivalent of one complete circuit of the Isle of Wight Coastal path. A great achievement and many thanks to all that took part.