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New Chest Clinic – Wrightington Hospital

Newsdate: 21 October 2015New Chest Clinic

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh’s Respiratory and Cardiology Department are now running a new Chest Clinic at Wrightington Hospital. This is to improve access to patients and forms part of our commitment to care closer to home.

The chest clinic takes place in the Outpatient Department, at Wrightington, on a Friday afternoon, providing a mix of new and follow up appointments. Patients can access the clinic via a referral from their GP. 

The service is Consultant led, but also has specialist nursing support. The clinic covers areas such as COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis and variety of general respiratory problems. The clinic also offers a phlebotomy service, chest radiograph and basic spirometry. There is also a facility for inhaler technique checks, along with FeNO by Specialist Nurses.