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Community Respiratory

The Community Respiratory Service treats Sandwell residents with breathing problems.  The service is for 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 tailored 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.

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Services

We provide the following services:

  • Assessment, treatment, and education
  • Oxygen Service – assessment, prescription, and follow-up, including home service for house bound individuals only.
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation – a six-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/exacerbation
  • Nebuliser service for short-term use during an infection/exacerbation
  • Diagnostic spirometry- tests that look at an individual’s lung function.
  • Breathe well – Breathlessness support for those with chronic breathlessness due to their respiratory condition.
  • Weatherwise – an educational programme for patients who have frequent chest infections that might normally require admission to hospital, particularly in wintertime.
  • Fatigue and Breathlessness clinic
  • Chest Clearance

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

Oxygen Service
Lyng Centre for Health and Social Care, second 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, second floor.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9am-4pm.

Physiotherapy Chest Clearance Clinic
Lyng Centre for social Care, second floor.

Friday 9am-4pm
Plus, additional home visits for housebound patients

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

And additional home visits for housebound patients

Dietetic Clinics
Lyng Centre for Social Care, second floor.

General Clinic – second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 9.30am-4pm
Home visits for housebound patients available.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation
West Bromwich Leisure centre

Mondays and Fridays 10-1pm

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

Portway Lifestyle Centre
Mondays 10:15am-12:15pm and Wednesday 10am-12pm

Fatigue, Anxiety and Breathlessness clinic
Monday and Fridays, 09:30 – 3pm at the Lyng centre.

Or home visit if required for housebound patients.

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

Contacts

Call:
0121 507 2664 (option 3, followed by option 4 and finally option 1)
Monday–Friday, 8am–6pm

Out-of-Hours
Mobile 07866 360143
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 8.30am–4.30pm

Please remember this is not an emergency service.

If you have self-referred, we aim to call you back by the end of the next day. We will ask you some questions and then give advice over the phone or arrange to see you at home or in clinic to give you the appropriate care and treatment if required.

Please refer to your self-care plan for further advice.

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