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Miles the Mole marks World COPD Day at Queen’s Hospital

Miles the mole meets children on the OPD ward
Miles meets child at OPD ward, Queen's Hospital, Romford
Published: Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Council’s air quality champion, Miles the Mole, visited Queen’s Hospital, Romford yesterday (15 November), to mark World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Day.

Councillor Roger Ramsey, Leader of the Council, joined Miles the Mole, Council staff and Barking Havering Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) staff, who were on hand to offer clean air and health advice to visitors in the main atrium.

Miles also paid a special visit to the children’s OPD ward, meeting the young patients and staff for fun and photographs.

Councillor Osman Dervish, Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

“Raising awareness of air quality continues to be a priority for the Council. The Miles the Mole campaign is a great way to educate our children and their parents on how we can all help to protect our environment.

“BHRUT has been a key supporter of the Council’s air quality campaign. It was lovely for patients and staff at Queen’s Hospital to be able to meet our clean air champion on World COPD Day.“

Learn more about air quality and the Miles the Mole campaign