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Respiratory Services

The Department of Respiratory Medicine provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services and treatments for patients with lung, breathing and other related conditions.

We are committed to providing a high quality service and we work to National and International standards. Our consultants conduct regular clinics in Hereford, Leominster and Ross on Wye hospital sites, our nurses hold nurse led clinics in Hereford.

The Respiratory Service includes;

  • Asthma
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Investigations and treatment of pleural diseases
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Sleep disordered breathing
  • Acute non-invasive ventilation
  • Diagnostic bronchoscopy, medical thoracoscopy and transbronchial needle aspiration
  • Oxygen assessment services
  • Respiratory Physiology Laboratory which has the facilities to carry out a wide range of investigations to aid diagnosis, monitor disease progression, determine the effects of treatment, or to assess the risks of surgery. Tests include:
    • Specialist respiratory function tests
    • A full range of Sleep studies
    • Hypoxic Challenges (Fit to fly tests)
    • Pulmonary exercise tests
    • Allergy challenges 

Outline of Department

The Respiratory team consists of:-

  • Dr Philip Ryan: Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine. He was appointed in 1996
  • Dr Aled Phillips: Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine. He was appointed in 2005 

We have three specialist nurses who work within the team and in addition to their work with general respiratory disease they each take a lead in the following specialist areas:-

  • Kate Birchall who has a special interest in Lung cancer
  • Kerry Mills who has a special interest in Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Julie Manning who has a special interest in COPD and Oxygen therapy
  • Lisa Rees - Oxygen Therapy Nurse 

Department Secretaries Lorraine Celozzi, Lyn Williams, Sandra Mifflin, assistant secretaries Sarah Cooper and Cheryl Bateman, department clerk Clare Charles all work tirelessly to support the clinical team.

Links With Other Departments

We take part in local and national audits regularly and actively contribute to clinical trials and research programmes. We publish our work regularly in peer-reviewed journals as well as contributing at national and international specialist conferences. We take an active role in the training of undergraduates and postgraduates. We have strong links with our cardiothoracic surgical colleagues at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.

Contact Details

The County Hospital
(01432) 355444

Respiratory Consultant Secretaries
(01432) 364096

Respiratory Consultant Secretary Fax Machine
(01432) 364137

Respiratory Nurse Specialists
(01432) 364416

Respiratory Nurse Secretary
(01432) 365767

Arrow Ward
(01432) 364116

Acute Assessment and Short Stay Unit
(01432) 372933

Day Case Unit
(01432) 364185

Heart & Lung Dept
(01432) 364109

Respiratory Physiology
(01432) 372940

Herefordshire Stop Smoking Service
(01432) 262019

Endoscopy Department
(01432) 364067

Radiology and Imaging
(01432) 364014

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team
(01432) 365251

(01432) 364026

NHS Stop Smoking Helpline
0800 169 0 169

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