Grampian Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

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Grampian Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

The Grampian Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group now runs monthly at the Balgownie Bowling Club, Bridge of Don. The meeting is organised by Catherine Bamlett (Respiratory Nurse Specialist ILD) and aims to support patients and families in Aberdeen and the north-east of Scotland.

The first meeting was held back in 2015 led by Catherine Bamlett, the respiratory nurse who supports the pulmonary fibrosis patients. Dr Dempsey the ILD specialist consultant at ARI spoke to the group and announced the excellent news that Catherine had just been appointed as an ILD specialist nurse at ARI.

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis (APF) helped to set up the first meeting and  continues to support the establishment of the group. Former APF chairman, the late Mike Bray, spoke about his experience as a patient and his involvement in setting up and running the Papworth PF Support Group. A summary of  the charity’s work was provided by Elizabeth Bray, APF secretary and trustee. A general discussion followed to assess the level of interest in taking the group forward. This was very positive with everyone keen to have regular meetings and two patients offering to assist Catherine with the organisation and running of the group.

Future meetings

The group provides an opportunity to meet others and receive information and updates about treatments and disease management. We also welcome and reach out to  patients in rural areas who would find it difficult to attend meetings in Aberdeen. Refreshments are provided in the way of tea, coffee, biscuits and sandwiches.

If you live in the North East of Scotland area please come along if you can.

For meeting information please contact:

Jim Simpson 01224 703704

Our 2020 Programme is: 

Wednesday 29th January, ​​Balgownie Bowling Club​​​, 1pm to 3pm 

Wednesday 25th March, ​​Balgownie Bowling Club​​​, 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday 29th April​​, Venue and Time yet to be decided

Wednesday 27th May, Balgownie Bowling Club​​​, 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday 24th June, Venue and Time yet to be decided

Wednesday 29th July, Balgownie Bowling Club​​​, 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday 26th August, ​​Venue and Time yet to be decided

Wednesday 30th September ​Balgownie Bowling Club, ​​​1pm to 3pm

Wednesday 28th October​​, Venue and Time yet to be decided

Wednesday 25th November ​Balgownie Bowling Club​ (AGM), ​1pm to 3pm