Respiratory Care Programme

Helping you manage your respiratory condition from the comfort of your home.

If you’ve been diagnosed with one of the following respiratory conditions – COPD , Chronic Bronchitis , Emphysema or Bronchiectasis , this programme could help you manage your condition more effectively at home.  Eligible members are provided with the equipment they need to record their lung function, blood pressure and heart rate at home, and share with the Care-Connect clinical team via an easy-to-use app. So your condition is being monitored more frequently, meaning less visits to your GP or Doctors office.

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How does the programme work?

  • To be eligible for the programme, you must have a diagnosis of COPD, Chronic Bronchitis , Emphysema or Bronchiectasis , either by your GP or respiratory physician.

  • ‚ÄčOnce you’ve been approved for the programme, you will be sent all the equipment you need – peak flow meter, blood pressure monitor – free of charge.
  • You measure and record your lung function, blood pressure and heart rate once or twice a week using a specially designed app. You’ll need a smartphone or tablet to record measurements on the app.
  • The Care-Connect team will monitor your recording and make recommendations if necessary.
  • The Care-Connect nurses will work with you to manage your medications more efficiently at home, and will keep your GP and/or respiratory physician up to date on your condition.
Find out more about the programme and register your interest here.

Care Programmes that give you more

If you have a respiratory condition, you’ve likely experienced waiting rooms and numerous GP or hospital visits. Here’s a few reasons why the Respiratory Programme could be more suitable for you and your lifestyle:

  • Earlier and more frequent access to care, resulting in better health outcomes
  • The peace of mind knowing your vital health measures can be closely monitored
  • Less unexpected hospital visits delivering improved quality of life for you and your family
  • Included on your Irish Life Health plan, at no extra cost

Find out more about the programme and register your interest here.

Available to Irish Life Health members aged 18+ on all hospital plans. This benefit is provided by Care-Connect and will be made available wherever Care-Connect can provide the service and where the requirements can be met on hardware and connectivity by the Irish Life Health member. Access and eligibility for the programme is subject to Care-Connect’s terms and conditions. Your GP or consultant must approve your suitability and you must also meet Care-Connect’s specified clinical indicators which are available to view on www.irishlifehealth.ie/privacy-and-legal/schedule-of-benefits under ‘List of Care Connect health programmes. Terms and conditions apply. To participate in this service we will review your past and current health insurance claims to help us understand the impact and cost effectiveness of the programme. See your Table of Cover and Membership Handbook for details.

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