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Respiratory service

We can help you manage your lung condition and, if your condition gets worse outside of hospital, offer a Rapid Response service.

We’ll be in touch with you within five days of your referral.

We’ll then assess your needs and recommend a number of treatments and self-help methods, such as:

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation courses to improve your fitness and breathing
  • A full respiratory assessment in your own home, including monitoring your oxygen levels, listening to your chest and measuring your breathing
  • Six monthly and annual reviews if you have an oxygen prescription
  • A care plan so you’re prepared in case your condition gets worse in the future
  • Education about your condition, including how to recognise any signs that it’s getting worse
  • Support from our team when you’re unwell
  • Self-help information, including chest clearing techniques, breathing control and lifestyle changes

You’ll work closely with our respiratory nurses and physiotherapists to manage your condition and keep you out of hospital.

If you find your condition getting worse, our Rapid Response team can be with you (in your own home or out in the community) within two hours. We can also lend you a nebuliser if you need it.

If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) , have had your lung function measured recently and live in Berkshire, your GP or healthcare professional can refer you into our service by contacting our HealthHub.

Phone 0300 365 1234

Email Bks-tr.healthhub@nhs.net

Fax 0300 365 0400

If you’ve been referred to our service in the past, you can contact us directly to re-refer yourself.

We’ll be in touch with you within five days of your referral.

You can contact our service at the following times:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8am - 5pm 8am - 5pm 8am - 5pm 8am - 5pm 8am - 5pm

“I could not have managed without the nurses coming to see me at home. I was so anxious before they came to see me. Since they have been coming, I am not as nervous about being breathless and I understand my disease a lot more. Thank you so much for your support.”

 

“My husband is so much happier since you have been to see him. He used to worry me a lot and we spent many times seeing our GP, we even had to go to hospital a few times. It is such a comfort and has made such a difference to us knowing that you are at the end of the phone and I can call you whenever I am worried.”