Our Breathlessness Programme


Breathlessness is a common and distressing symptom tor people suffering from lung or heart disease. There are many treatments that your doctor, specialist nurse or Community Matron may have introduced, including inhalers, nebulisers, oxygen or medication. Alongside these there are many 'self-help’ strategies that can be useful in managing your breathlessness.

The aim of this programme is to give people a 'tool box' of self-help strategies so they can manage their breathlessness on a day to day basis. 

Patients with a diagnosis of respiratory or heart disease who have problems with breathlessness. Patients are normally referred into the programme by their Respiratory Nurse, Community Matron or MacMillan Nurse. The programme is held in the Sunflower Centre at the East Cheshire Hospice in Macclesfield. It runs on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm.

You can access our services by referring yourself to us, or by asking your GP or other primary healthcare professional to refer you.