All diagnostic procedures are undertaken locally at each site. Patients requiring surgery for lung cancer treatment or complicated pleural diseases are referred to Cardiothoracic team at University Hospital North Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent. Respiratory wards at each site are also fully equipped to provide non-invasive ventilation treatment in an emergency.
We answer all forms of general chest related questions and offer specialist clinics for sleep, lung cancer and asthma. There is a rapid access lung cancer clinic, meeting the two-week referral target at both Hospitals. Specialist Respiratory Nurses provide an excellent, integrated sleep clinic working with the community team.
Consultant-led outreach respiratory clinics are provided at Newtown, Telford, Bridgnorth and Whitchurch.
Some of our specialist work involving Pulmonary Hypertension, Alpha-1-antitrypsin Deficiency, chronic non-invasive ventilation and assessment for Lung transplant gets sent to Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham.
Conditions we treat
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Tests we conduct
Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy
Field Exercise Test
Airway Challenge and Muscle Function Tests
Chest CT Scan
Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Test (CPEX)
Ultrasound guided drainage of pleural collection