Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy in young people Awareness Evenings


Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy in young people Awareness EveningsThe Western Trust is hosting free Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy and awareness evenings to educate those involved with young people outside of school, about these conditions. These awareness events are for anyone who is a leader or supervisor of young children at youth groups or sports clubs.  Those who attend will be provided with specialist advice delivered directly by Specialist Nurses, with a question and answer opportunity included.


The awareness evenings will take place on:

  • Monday 8th April 2019 in Limavady Health Centre at 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 10th April 2019 in Omagh Hospital and Primary Complex at 7.00pm
  • Thursday 2nd May 2019 in South West Acute Hospital at 7.00pm
  • Thursday 23rd May 2019 in Strabane Health Centre at 6.30pm

Damien McHugh, Western Trust Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse said: “The last few years the events that we held were very well received by all who attended and feedback was very positive. Following our evaluation of the events we have we would encourage all youth groups such as youth clubs scouting, guides, sports clubs, and any organisation that deals with young people should be represented.

“The awareness evenings were organised in recognition of the need for educating those involved with young people about conditions such as Diabetes, Asthma and Epilepsy as well as managing a severe allergic reaction. We wish to hit home the importance of being aware of these conditions and what to do when children who have these conditions might need their support.”

To register for Omagh and Enniskillen events, contact by email or  or telephone (028) 6638 2188.

For Limavady and Strabane events please contact or by ringing Altnagelvin Hospital on Tel: (028) 7134 5171 and ext 214773.

To avoid disappointment, it is recommended that you book your place for the event.