Who we are and what we do
The Respiratory Team at the hospital specialise in managing and treating many lung conditions including:
We provide expert support for adults who have breathing difficulties.
We work across the hospital and the community and liaise with:
- GP’s and consultant teams
- practice nurses
- allied health professionals
- care agencies
- family nursing
- oxygen service
- Clinical Investigations at the hospital
- Help2Quit stop smoking service
- Breathless Rehabilitation Team
- Jersey Hospice
Referrals to our service
Referrals to us are made through your GPs or a health professional. You can't
self-refer, so if you feel you would benefit from our service, discuss it with your GP or healthcare professional.
We provide education about symptom management and how to manage your condition. We also give advice and guidance around medications and inhalers, nebulisers and oxygen.
We’re based at the Jersey General Hospital. We can visit you at home or in a clinic. You are welcome to bring someone with you to the appointment.
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We try to offer you an appointment that's convenient and aim to see you promptly. If you're attending a clinic, you need to arrive in plenty of time. Bring any medications or inhalers that you use with you.
If you can’t attend the appointment
Let us know as soon as possible if you cannot keep an appointment. This enables us to offer it to someone else and rearrange your appointment to a date and time more convenient for you.
Your first appointment
This involves a thorough assessment, which may take up to an hour. Your respiratory nurse asks you a number of questions to find out how your condition affects you.
The appointment may also include a simple lung function test to aid diagnosis and assess the extent of your lung condition.
Following this, you and your respiratory nurse discuss treatment options and agree a management plan together. Further appointments may then be arranged as needed.
Please bring with you:
- any inhaler, spacer devices and nebulised therapy you may use
- a list of your current medication
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or asthma diary / self-management plan, if you have one
You can find out more about using inhalers on the Asthma UK or RightBreathe websites.
Please let us know in advance if you would like an interpreter for a specific language including sign language, to be present during your appointments. The interpreter will maintain confidentiality about any information.
You can contact us from 8.30am to 4.30pm, from Monday to Friday. We’re based in the community so we may not be able to return your call until the following day.
Patient confidentiality is essential. There are occasions when we're unable to share information. Contact us if you need to discuss this.
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 444009.
We aim to maintain high standards of patient care and encourage any feedback you have about our service. If you have any suggestions or comments about your stay, we welcome your feedback.