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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.

Team

Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist Specialist/Service Lead
Kelly Redden-Rowley

Senior Respiratory Nurse Specialist/Lead Nurse
Wendy Morris

Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist Specialist/Physiotherapist Lead
Anna McCall

Senior Dietitian Specialising in Respiratory Care
Joanne Banner

Respiratory Physiotherapist/Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Alice Harvey
Ruth Morrey
Gurpreet Bansal
Pavi Matharu

Respiratory  Nurses
Mary Costales
Nicole Dunn
Julie Gainford
Idah Machingura
Rose Parsons
Sharon Atkinson-Russell
Lauren Dale
Noreen Devey
Donna Farmer
Ena Smith
Michelle Townsend
Jaimi Whitcombe
Rose Parsons

Services

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
  • Weatherwise – an educational programme for patients who have frequent chest infections that might normally require admission to hospital, particularly in winter time

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.

Rowley Regis Hospital, Moor Lane, Rowley Regis, B65 8DA.
Alternate Mondays 9am-4pm to meet demand.

Diagnostic Spirometry Service – Lung function tests

Lyng Centre for social Care, 2nd floor.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-4pm.

Physiotherapy Clinic

Lyng Centre for social Care, 2nd floor.
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-1pm.

Assessment Clinic

Lyng Centre for social Care, 2nd floor.
Monday 1.30-4pm.
Thursdays 9am-1pm.
Fridays 9pm-4pm.

Dietetic Clinics

Lyng Centre for social Care, 2nd floor.
Weekly clinics on altering Mondays 9am-12.30pm and Wednesdays 1-4pm.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Hurst Road Community Centre, Hurst Road, Smethwick, B67 6ND.
Monday and Friday 10am-12pm.

St Pauls’ Community Centre, Brick, Kiln Lane, Tipton, DY4 9BP.
Monday and Wednesday 2-4pm.

Sandwell General Hospital Gym, Hallam Street, West Bromwich
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm.

Portway Lifestyle Centre
Tuesdays 10am-12pm
Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm.

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

Patient Stories

Please feel free to share your experiences of this service. Please e-mail your views to swbh.comms@nhs.net

Contacts

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

Out-of-Hours
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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