Supporting patients suffering from Chronic Lung conditions and their families pre- and post lung transplant surgery
The Qld Lung Transplant Support Group Inc is an Independent, not for profit, volunteer, patient support group. NOT to be confused with the Hospital support group held monthly by the lung/heart transplant social workers. OUR committee group consists of mainly lung transplant recipients and has existed at the Prince Charles Hospital in an informal way for many years with a focus on providing mutual support and encouragement to pre and post transplant patients. In 2007 this arrangement was formalised and the group was registered as an official charity and Incorporation in Queensland. The group is now called The Queensland Lung Transplant Support Group Inc. Whilst the name changed the goals of supporting members through newsletters, resources and emotional and social support is still the group focus. Support has included the production of our Oxygen newsletter and fundraising activities to assist transplant patients in a variety of circumstances.