We offer a range of support services to enable patients with chronic respiratory conditions to be cared for at home where possible, rather than be admitted to hospital. When hospitalisation is needed, we work to make this is as short as possible, and provide appropriate discharge support.
We work alongside primary health care teams, including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social and care workers, and GPs who refer their patients to the service. Once patients have been assessed, they can contact the team directly when they need support or become unwell.
We offer patients education about as how diet and exercise can help with their illness, and support their families too: acute episodes of respiratory illness can often be frightening for relatives, and our team can respond quickly respond quickly to help families and carers deal with any episodes.
The service runs from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4.30 pm.
You can access this service via our referral from a GP or another healthcare professional.
Our skills and expertise include:
Last updated: 31 May, 2018
Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.