Allergy Awareness Day
Worthing Hospital is giving local people the chance to learn more about everything from hayfever to anaphylaxis when it hosts its first-ever Allergy Awareness Day on Wednesday 4 May.
The event will run from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm in the Penguin Foyer and is being organised by the hospital’s specialist nurses, who will be on hand to discuss all forms of allergy and the options available for sufferers in managing them.
They will be accompanied by representatives of the Anaphylaxis Campaign Society and Allergy UK, as well as members of the hospital’s dietetics and catering departments, who will be providing information and advice about the issues people with allergies face.
There will be a particular focus on food allergen safety and on baby feeding, looking at the milk-free products available to use.
Western Sussex Hospitals Allergy Nurse Specialist Sara Nicholson said: “More and more people are suffering from allergies, but very often know little about them and what they can do to ease the symptoms.
“We hope this event will help people understand more about allergies and the issues that go with them.
“We have a fantastic children’s allergy service here at Western Sussex, so this is also a great opportunities for parents and families to come along and find out more about the food allergies that we most commonly see and treat.”