Travel award for staff

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THE success of a scheme to keep people with chronic breathing disorders out of hospital has won a special US travel award.

The Suffolk COPD service provided at West Suffolk Hospital in partnership with Ipswich Hospital has worked to prevent patients being admitted to hospital by offering specialist care in their own homes and this has meant 116 people have avoided a hospital stay in the last year.

A paper delivered on the scheme to the American Thoracic Society has won one of its authors a trip to the society’s conference in Denver.