The Respiratory Department provides treatment and care for different lung diseases, including tuberculosis (TB), sleep and non-invasive ventilation (this is for people who need support with their breathing usually overnight), interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other aspects of general respiratory problems. We will also diagnose lung cancer, and refer patients to neighbouring NHS trusts for treatment.

We have developed an endobronchial ultrasound, thoracoscopy (a minimally invasive surgical procedure) and pleural catheter service (this involves inserting a tube into a patient’s chest to help drain excess fluid keeping them out of hospital), and are a recognised centre for patients who have a more complicated form of TB. We provide a service for patients with certain lung conditions to receive antibiotics at home, avoiding the need for hospital stays.


We offer a full range of tests to diagnose a range of conditions including:

  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS).
  • Thoracoscopy – this is a procedure which will investigate fluid around the lung.
  • Sleep studies and acute/domicillary NIV – further investigation of sleep-related breathing problems and respiratory failure.
  • More advanced respiratory physiology testing.

We offer services in the full range of respiratory disorders including chronic (long-term) cough, COPD, asthma (including biologic therapy), bronchiectasis including patients on long-term nebulised antibiotics, sleep apnoea and home non-invasive ventilation, tuberculosis (TB), non-tuberculous (TB) mycobacteria and more complicated forms of tuberculosis, sarcoid and other interstitial lung diseases and investigation of suspected lung cancer.


To contact us, please call the medical secretaries on the following numbers:

  • Sandwell Hospital – 0121 507 4587/3920
  • City Hospital – 0121 507 4586/4576

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