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Community Respiratory

The Community Respiratory Service treats Sandwell residents with breathing problems.  The service provides a holistic approach to those living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Bronchiectasis and Interstitial lung disease (ILD).  Patients are seen in community-based clinics and also in their own homes for those that are unable to leave their residence.

We work closely with patients and their carers, with an aim to provide the best possible quality of life and to reduce any impact their breathing problems may have on social activities. For each patient we develop a personalised plan and provide continued support. Patients can access our services directly only once they have been referred by a GP or healthcare professional and assessed by the team.

For more information about disabled access for this service, please click here.


We assess, treat, and help adults with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, bronchiectasis, and interstitial lung disease to manage their respiratory condition. Those living with these conditions may have reoccurring problems with chest infections and breathlessness but with help from the team may feel better able to cope with their symptoms
We provide:

  • Assessment, treatment, and education
  • Oxygen Service – assessment, prescription, and follow-up, including home service for house bound individuals only
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation – an eight-week personalised programme of care to help improve your breathing, enable you to carry out daily activities and manage your condition better
  • Nutrition and dietary assessment, support, and advice
  • Medication for treatment of an infection
  • Nebuliser service for short-term use during an infection
  • Diagnostic spirometry- tests that look at an individual’s lung function
  • Long COVID clinic to assess symptoms and onward support for long COVID
  • COVID Rehabilitation
  • Breathe well clinic and breathlessness symptom management
  • Weatherwise – an educational programme for patients who have frequent chest infections that might normally require admission to hospital, particularly in wintertime

We see patients for specific services at the following places and times:

Oxygen Service
Lyng Centre for Health and Social Care, 2nd floor, Frank Fisher Way, West Bromwich, B70 7AW.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm.
Home oxygen visits once weekly on a Tuesday for bedbound patients

Diagnostic Spirometry Service – Lung function tests
Lyng Centre for social Care, 2nd floor.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9am-4pm.

Physiotherapy Chest clearance Clinic
Lyng Centre for social Care, 2nd floor.
Friday 9am- 4pm

Breathe Well clinic
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-3pm

Dietetic Clinics
Lyng Centre for social Care, 2nd floor.
General Clinic – 2nd + 4th Wed of the month, 09.30-4pm
Long Covid Clinic – 1st + 3rd Fri of the month, 09.30-4pm

Pulmonary Rehabilitation
West Bromwich leisure centre
Mondays and Fridays 10am-1pm

Wednesbury Leisure Centre
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15am-1:15pm

Portway Lifestyle Centre
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-12pm

COVID Rehabilitation
Thursdays 10am-12pm

Please ask your GP or healthcare professional to refer you to the service


You can contact the service by telephoning:
0121 507 2664 (option 4, then option 1).
Monday–Friday, 8am–6pm

Mobile  07866 360143

Monday-Friday 6-8pm
Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am–4.30pm

Please remember this is not an emergency service.

We always try to see you on the same day that you call, or by the end of the next working day at the latest. We will always let you know when we will be out to see you. We can also offer advice over the phone. Please refer to your self-care plan for further advice.


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