Pulmonary Hypertension Unit

Rare Disease Day 2020

Rare Disease Day 2020 is just over a month away now on the 29th February (Leap Day to emphasise ‘rareness’). There will be activities Europe wide and World wide to educate and spread awareness of the daunting and unique challenges that exist for patients who suffer from rare diseases such as Pulmonary Hypertension. We’ll provide […]

IPPOSI 2019 Report on Electronic Health Records

The outcome report from the 2019 IPPOSI (The Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry) conference on the topic of Electronic Health Records in Ireland can be downloaded here This report is a record of the observations, concerns and recommendations raised by the 200+ patients, clinicians, researchers, regulators and government representatives who attended the […]

My life with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a patient perspective

Pisana Ferrari and Hall Skåra have co-authored an article for the European Heart Journal Supplements focusing on the patient perspective of living with PAH. Titled ‘My life with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a patient perspective’ you can read it at this link.

Prison Service Unlock support for PH

We are delighted and truly grateful for this fantastic day today outside the Mater Hospital when the Mountjoy Prison Staff strained their sinews, hearts and lungs in a static bike marathon to ‘Get Breathless for PH’ and PHA Ireland specifically. They were supported by other volunteers from the Mater Hospital staff, the Lord Mayor of […]

Mountjoy Staff Fundraiser for PHA Ireland – Update

PHA Ireland have issued the following Press release in advance of Monday’s (9th September) static cycle fundraiser in aid of PHA Ireland. After Breath taking match – the Dubs do it all again for Charity Most of us take breathing for granted. Persons living with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) do not – for them breathing is […]

Mountjoy Prison Staff support PH Awareness

The Irish Prison Service’s vision is ‘A safer community through excellence in a prison service built on respect for human dignity’ with an associated set of values including Teamwork, Integrity, Potential, Safety & Support. Next Monday 9th September, staff from Mountjoy Prison are bringing this set of professional vision and values to bear in order […]

2019 AGM

PHA Ireland’s 2019 AGM will take place on Saturday, 7th September at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. As with previous years we are expecting a large turn out and the programme for the day includes a host of expert speakers with informative talks and interactive workshops. To register for the event you can […]

PH Webinar

INVITATION to join… Webinar: Intimacy, family planning and PH – a conversation with my partner and my health care team? Four Health Communications on behalf of Actelion are looking for members of our patient group interested in attending the first episode in this year’s self-management webinar series, which invites those living with PH to join […]

‘My heart is getting very tired – I need a transplant’

Karen Doherty, who has Pulmonary Hypertension for the last 14 years, shares her story with the Irish Independent’s Health & Wellbeing issue on the 24th June 2019. In a moving and compelling article Karen describes the enormous impact the disease has on the sufferer and her family and speaks about her future. The article can […]

14 Years Living with Pulmonary Hypertension

Compelling, emotional and thought provoking interview by Karen Doherty of PHA Ireland with Matt Cooper on Today FM ‘The Last Word’ – 14 years living with Pulmonary Hypertension. Karen is also joined by Prof Sean Gaine, Head of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Unit as they take Matt through the real life issues and huge challenges […]