About Us.

The trust aims to:

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Promote research into the causes and treatment of asthma and ensure that the results of the research are made available to the general public.

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Advance education and training opportunities by working in close liaison with recognised local and national organisations.

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Have a positive impact on patient’s quality of life and relieve unnecessary suffering from asthma.

The Guy Hilton Research Centre in Keele, Staffordshire

Our achievements

In September 2006, Professor Sally Davies, NHS Director of Research and Development at the Department of Health opened the new multi-million-pound Clinical Research and Development Centre at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. £200,000 was donated to the Centre. In recognition of work carried out by the Trust, the building was named “The Guy Hilton Research Centre”.

The Trust continues to work to raise funds for the Centre and to help asthma sufferers in the local community.

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Art Competition Posters

The Trust Launched and funded the poster competition to highlight the seriousness and response to be taken in the event of an asthma attack. The 2 winning posters have now been distributed around all Staffordshire Moorlands Schools.

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Personal Asthma Action Plan (PAAP)

The personal asthma action plan is a compact, easy to follow personal plan and information resource for asthma sufferers. It has been developed by the Staffordshire North Respiratory Alliance (SNRA) for use in primary and secondary care.

To this end the Trust has provided:

Emergency Treatment Packs including Volumatics, Inhalers and Medicationto local practices and assessment units. A portable Pulse Oximeter for a local surgery and a Portable Nebuliser for a local patient. Emergency Asthma Training days for 50 Asthma Nurses working within the Staffordshire moorlands Long term Conditions Team for Respiratory work.

Specialist Training for Asthma Nurses at Education for Health / National Respiratory Training Centre, Warwick. The work of the trust is an ongoing commitement from John and Ro Hilton.

Our Sponsors

  • A H Brooks & Co
  • The Retreat
  • Leek Post & Times
  • Newcastle School
  • Leek United
  • Cottage Delight
  • Longsdon Amateur Dramatic Society
  • The Phoenix Singers
  • Leek Signs & Graphics
  • K J D Freeth
  • Leek Masonic Club