STAFF at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary carried out free breathing tests as part of a lung disease awareness day.
The event was to mark World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) day, which aimed to help raise awareness of and combat lung disease.
COPD is the term used for a number of chest conditions, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Sarah Cowdell, a respiratory nurse at HRI, said: “The test is a simple and painless procedure that involves blowing into a tube.
“We would particularly encourage smokers aged over 40 to take the test, along with anyone who is showing symptoms of lung problems such as a persistent cough or breathlessness with activity.”
The tests were carried out by respiratory nurses and lung function technicians in the main entrance of the hospital.
Sarah added: “ COPD treatment is more effective if problems are detected early so anyone with concerns should make taking the test a priority.”