Respiratory Medicine

What we do 

The Respiratory Nurse Team offers an inpatient service where respiratory patients on the wards can be referred for inhaler technique, disease management/education, oxygen assessment and nebuliser assessment.

As a department we try to expedite early discharge with support and advice at home. We also arrange educational visits for patients who have been prescribed oxygen at home. We have close links with the Clinical Measurement Unit and supervise and educate on the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme. The Lung Cancer service is supported by a multidisciplinary team (MDT) that meet weekly to discuss patients with suspected or confirmed lung malignancy. We offer a full diagnostic service often initiated through our rapid access clinics including Respiratory Physiology, CT scan, Bronchoscopy and CT guided lung lesion biopsy.

 

We see and care for patients with:

Asthma

Bronchiectasis

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Interstetial lung diseases, e.g. Pulmonary Fibrosis or Sarcoidosis

Mesothelioma (Malignancy of the Pleura - Lung)

Pleural Effusions

Pneumothorax

Sleep respiratory disorders

Suspected or confirmed Lung Cancer

Tuberculosis

Support Groups  

Please click here to visit the Walsall Asthma Support for Parents Facebook page.

Service Locations

Walsall Manor Hospital, both the Inpatient Centre and the Outpatient and Day case Centre

Are Self-Referrals Accepted?

No. Initial referral via GP or other health care professional. Direct and rapid access available.

Referral contact information/How to access the service:

For more information please write to:

Access Team
Outpatients and Day Case Centre
Level 01
Walsall Manor Hospital
Moat Road
Walsall
WS2 9PS

 Alternatively contact the service leads.

Service Lead

Catherine Easthope
Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist

01922 721172 ext. 7551/ 7645

Nicky Adams
Lung Clinical Nurse Specialist

01922 721172 ext. 7677