Respiratory Nurse Specialist Service

The respiratory nursing team gives specialist nursing support at home and in clinics to patients with long-term respiratory conditions.  

The team sees patients with respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Pulmonary Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis and asthma as well as those on long-term oxygen therapy. They aim to improve quality of life by helping patients to self-manage their conditions to prevent or lessen the effect of acute attacks and to avoid the need for admission to hospital.

The Weybridge Hospital respiratory nursing team has been relocated to Victoria Ward, Woking Community Hospital due to the fire. Tel. 01483 782 863

The nurses are still able to provide a service. The clinic that was due to run on Tuesday 18 July at Weybridge Hospital is being rearranged and will be run from Victoria Ward. Affected patients will be called by the team and advised of the new location. We will also communicate this here, via our newsroom page and on Twitter as soon as the venue and time have been confirmed.

If you were due to have a home visit, one of the team will contact you. We are currently arranging for the phone line to be diverted so we can pick up and respond to messages.

If you have an urgent question or concern, please email ask.csh@nhs.net and we will respond as quickly as we can.

"The Respiratory nurse's visit prevented a trip to my GP - they could answer all my questions and put me at ease. Thank you very much for the professionalism and kindness."

Respiratory Service patient

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If you have been discharged from hospital, the team will help you to return to your previous level of independence by providing nursing support, either in your home or at a clinic.

If you are having oxygen therapy we will monitor your health to ensure that you are benefiting from it. We will do this through regular physical assessments and measuring your blood gases.

Once you have been referred, a member of the team will contact you to arrange an appointment to visit you at home or to see you in one of our nurse-led clinics.

At your first appointment the nurse will discuss your current respiratory symptoms, take a history of your respiratory health and assess your condition. During this assessment we are likely to check your blood pressure, pulse, measure your lung function and record your oxygen levels.

We will discuss your treatment options with you and give you advice on how best to manage your condition. If you have a repeat prescription or a list of medication please bring this with you.