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Opening Times: Monday to Friday 08.30 – 16.30.
Telephone: 01493 453423 (Answer machine - the Respiratory Nursing Service will respond next working day)
Location: Ground floor, at the back of the hospital, off the waiting room prior to Medical Illustration

The respiratory nursing team is a group of nurses with special qualifications/training and skills with many years’ experience of caring for individuals with a variety of lung diseases.

The JPUH respiratory nursing team is here to provide information and support for you and your family about your lung disease.

We aim to enable you to learn about the best way for you to take control and manage your lung disease this may involve linking to other services, provided by East Coast Community Healthcare or BOC Healthcare, such as pulmonary rehabilitation, home oxygen service and community support services.  


What services are provided?

Ward service

  • We work within all the ward areas, accident and emergency Ambulatory Bay and the outpatient departments.  We offer specialist care, support and advice for you and your family throughout your hospital stay.

Oxygen service

  • If the doctor feels oxygen may be of benefit in helping you manage your condition, you may be seen on the ward or in the outpatient clinic for an oxygen assessment. You would also be followed up at home by BOC Healthcare to review how you are progressing, and to reassess to ensure that you continue to need oxygen therapy at home.

Pulmonary rehabilitation 

  • This is a breathing and activity programme to enable you to lead a more active and healthy life. Your Consultant or Specialist Nurse will discuss with you if this programme would be of benefit to you.If so a referral can be made to BOC Healthcare.     


  • A local patient support group meets every month. Please call the RNS team on 01493 453423 for more details. 

How can I get a referral?

The majority of patient referrals are made by a hospital consultant. This may be at clinic or whilst an inpatient on the ward.


Further information

We hold a wide range of patient information.  Your GP or specialist nurse will be able to provide you with the information most appropriate for you.

British Lung Foundation Helpline: 03000 030 555


Key staff

Key staff

Respiratory Nurse Specialists:

Fiona Lang

Rita Maslen

Saliny Santhosh

Helen Green


Administrative Support:

Heidi Young