Guildford, United Kingdom – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) a leading health technology company, has announced a new partnership with the British Lung Foundation (BLF) as one of the founding members of the Living Well Alliance, enabling the 3 million BLF website users, Breathe Easy group members, and helpline callers to make informed choices in accessing specialist support to manage their lung conditions.
Long-term lung conditions including COPD and asthma affect a fifth of the UK population. Whilst the majority of lung conditions are not curable, the symptoms can be managed and the quality of life can be improved. Lung diseases are responsible for more than 700,000 hospital admissions and over 6 million inpatient bed-days in the UK each year.*
“The British Lung Foundation is pleased to have Philips as one of the founding members of our Living Well Alliance,” said Jason Cater, Director of Fundraising British Lung Foundation. “One in five of the UK population have been diagnosed with a lung disease. We hope our new Living Well Alliance will give those who need lung-health support a simple, single access point to some of the best companies in the country. And allow these specialist companies to reach more potential customers.”
“Philips is proud to be a Living Well Alliance partner, supporting the invaluable work of the British Lung Foundation,” said Robin van Rozen, Philips Market Leader Personal Health UK&I. “Philips is dedicated to providing innovative health solutions with a focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment and actively strives to help lung disease patients in the hospital and at home with its advanced therapy solutions for chronic respiratory disorders, including COPD. Our new partnership with the British Lung Foundation is an important part of our commitment to help patients make informed choices in managing their lung conditions.”
The Philips Sleep & Respiratory Care business develops and manufactures a wide range of solutions for patients whether for sleep disordered breathing or chronic respiratory conditions. Philips is a recognised global leader in sleep apnoea therapy (CPAP devices and masks), aerosol drug delivery (nebuliser systems), home ventilation and airway clearance (NIV and cough assist devices) and oxygen therapy (home and portable oxygen concentrators).
In addition Philips has just launched its Healthy Home Range, providing innovative solutions to support anyone that suffers from allergies, hay fever or respiratory problems, including a selection of anti-allergen vacuum cleaners. The Philips Anti-Allergen Air Purifier also forms part of the range and can be used day or night to purify the air around you. Featuring Philips innovative VitaShield IPS technology that naturally removes 99.97% of common airborne allergens effectively long term**, enabling its users to enjoy cleaner air at all times.
To learn more about Philips’ work in helping patients with lung conditions, please visit: www.philips.co.uk/respironics. For more information on Philips partnership with the British Lung Foundation,visit: https://www.blf.org.uk/take-action/lets-work-together/living-well-alliance/announcement
** Particles between 0.3 and 10 microns