Breathing (respiratory)

Who are we?

We are a team of specialist nurses who provide a service to patients who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) who support patients in their own homes and also support patients to be discharged from hospital as soon as possible

You may be seen in the community either in a clinic setting or in your home environment depending on your condition. The team consists of:

  • Administration Staff
  • Health Care Assistant/Technician
  • Respiratory Nurse Specialists
  • Respiratory Physiotherapist

We are a county wide service who offer domiciliary home visits if appropriate or clinic appointments in the following areas:

  • Bridgnorth
  • Ludlow
  • Oswestry
  • Shrewsbury
  • Telford
  • Whitchurch

Our services

The services we provide are:

  • Admission Avoidance
  • Clinic Reviews
  • Nebuliser Assessments
  • Oxygen Assessments
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Supported Discharge


The people we see

The service sees patients who have a respiratory condition who may be stable or acutely unwell with an exacerbation of their condition and are aged over 18.

New patients

Referrals can be made by:

  • Healthcare professionals such as GPs, social workers or a hospital
  • Relative of patients already known to the service
  • Self-referral, by patients already known to the service

Services we do not offer

The service is not available to non-respiratory patients or under 18s.

What you should bring with you

When attending a clinic appointment or having a domiciliary home visit you will be asked to bring along/provide the following:

  • Inhalers
  • Medication or a list of them
  • Nebulising compressors

 

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