Respiratory Team (Community)
The Respiratory Team offers a multi-disciplinary team approach to management of COPD, Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) and Bronchiectasis throughout the Ashton, Leigh and Wigan borough.
The team consists of Specialist Nurses, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.
- Who can access the service?
The service provides advice, information, treatment initiation, long-term management and support services for adults with a confirmed respiratory diagnosis and their families
However, if the diagnosis is asthma the referral is re-directed to our Asthma Nurse Specialist.
- How can people access the service?
Written referrals are accepted, either by letter or referral forms, from healthcare professionals.
Referrals will be triaged on receipt to meet the referral criteria for each aspect of the multi-disciplinary team.
- Where is the service offered?
All patients referred to the nursing and OT services are offered a domiciliary visit for an initial assessment. However, clinic appointments at Boston House, Wigan can be offered if preferable.
Referrals to Pulmonary Rehabilitation will be offered clinic appointments at Boston House or Tyldesley Health centre at Poplar Street dependant on patient address.
- Community Home Oxygen service
We offer a screening service for all patients who meet the referral criteria, including non-respiratory patients.
We also case manage patients who are prescribed oxygen, working in conjunction with the Hospital Oxygen Service at WWL.
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Pulmonary rehab is an outpatient-based programme which aims to improve the function of people with long term respiratory disease, particularly COPD. The programme is provided by a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals in a hospital or community setting.
Participants are asked to attend twice a week for eight weeks for exercises and education about COPD and respiratory conditions. A commitment to additional exercise at home is an essential part of the programme.
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- Useful Resources
Please use the link to access educational booklets:
Please access this website for further information on Pulmonary Rehabilitation. On the website there are useful videos that explain/show what pulmonary rehabilitation is.
- Related services
The Respiratory team works closely across the multi-disciplinary team. Links have been formed with the Acute COPD Unit, RAEI, Asthma Nurse Specialist, Community Matrons, Be-well team and Wigan and Leigh Hospice
- Contact Details
Long Term Conditions Suite
Telephone: 01942 482107
Fax: 01942 482257
You can also follow the WWLPulmonaryRehab Team on 'X' (formally known as Twitter) here @WWLCommResp