Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
We aim to provide high quality patient centred care, encourage self-management, and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Key telephone numbers
0208 970 8315
Queen’s Hospital, Bluebell A Ward: Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm
King George Hospital, Gentian Ward: Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm
We provide the following services:
- Inpatient assessment
- Supported early discharge
- NIV (Non-invasive ventilation) service
- Ward based spirometry
- Home visits
- Smoking cessation
- Nebuliser service
- Outpatient clinics
- Outpatient oxygen clinic
- Admission avoidance
Clinical lead: Dr Rajesh Banka
Respiratory matron: Linda Davies
COPD nurses, King George Hospital: Jane Elflain, Denise Smith and Bernadette Hawkes
COPD nurses, Queen's Hospital: Richard Colclough and Kelly Farrell
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an exacerbation?
An infected or non-infected flare up when symptoms get worse
How do I get a nebuliser?
A formal assessment by COPD team. Patients usually have to buy their own machine.
What is the exercise programme?
An eight-week exercise/lifestyle programme to improve quality of life.
Can it be cured?
Although you cannot be cured, effective treatment can slow the progression of the disease and improve your symptoms and quality of life.