Confetti on a blue background at the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup: a teen’s perspective

The Melbourne Cup: a teen’s perspective Melbourne Cup day is a special day for teenager Sarah Kerr. Why? She gets to raise money for people like her who are living with cystic fibrosis. At 11, cystic fibrosis had badly damaged Sarah’s lungs. She had constant infections and regularly spent time in hospital. She could barely […]

How to make a real difference to people’s lives this November

How to make a real difference to people’s lives this November Sarah Kerr once struggled to walk from her bed to the couch because cystic fibrosis had damaged her lungs so badly. She had constant infections requiring long hospital stays. Four years ago, she had a life-changing double lung transplant that transformed her life. Help […]

Helping patients with advanced cancers breathe easier

Helping patients with advanced cancers breathe easier More than 8000 Australians and one million cancer patients worldwide suffer from breathlessness because of a build-up of fluid in the chest called malignant pleural effusion (MPE). MPE can complicate most cancers, causing significant illness and death, including 1 in 4 lung and breast cancer patients. Australia has […]

New treatment for bronchiectasis

New treatment for bronchiectasis Bronchiectasis is a lung condition where the bronchi (lung branches) are damaged and therefore cannot clear themselves. This causes inflammation, leading to infections in the airways. It also prevents individuals from breathing easily. There is no known cure for the lung condition bronchiectasis, however, a new treatment for bronchiectasis is being trialled by our Clinical […]

Dealing with good days and bad days

THE GOOD DAYS & BAD DAYS By Jenni Ibrahim, L I F E Coordinator The focused discussion at the August  L I F E meeting centred on the theme of dealing with both the good days and the bad days. We asked ourselves, what makes a day either good or bad, what we did to optimise the […]

Three fashionable ladies at the Institute for Respiratory Health's Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Where you should celebrate the Melbourne Cup in Perth in 2018

Where you should celebrate the Melbourne Cup in Perth in 2018 Looking for something different to do this Melbourne Cup Day? Celebrate the race in style while helping to improve the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. Attend the Institute for Respiratory Health’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Fraser’s Restaurant, Kings Park. You’ll enjoy spectacular views, […]

COPD research

COPD Research Researching COPD on a cellular level People living with COPD experience a progressive decline in lung function, even with current treatments and giving up smoking. They can also experience severe flare-ups, resulting in increased breathlessness and irreversible damage to their lungs. These flare-ups are often associated with lung infections due to viruses and […]

Perth Clinical Trials

Join a clinical trial

Join a clinical trial If you live with a respiratory illness, a clinical trial may give you access to new, innovative treatments as well as first-class care from a range of specialists. Clinical trials are research studies involving people. They test ways to treat and prevent disease and are the gold standard tests for decisions on […]

Jenni: Severe episode of pneumonia

Jenni’s story My name is Jenni Ibrahim and in 1998 after a severe episode of pneumonia, I was left in a coma fighting for my life. This year marks my 20th year of living with a chronic lung condition. It all happened so quickly. I developed a cough and thought I was coming down with […]