Skip to content
Current waiting times (average) Emergency Dept. (A&E): 11 minutes Emergency Dept. (children): 17 minutes Learn more about our waiting times


The Respiratory/Sleep Department offer a clinic based service for inpatients and outpatients with a variety of respiratory disorders including diagnosis, treatment and support.

The multi-professional team including Respiratory Consultant, Specialist Respiratory Nurses, Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist, Respiratory/Sleep Physiologists, Physiotherapists and Psychologist Support work together to ensure the most appropriate treatment.

Click the link for the COVID-19 pack for those living with a lung condition.

We provide a wide range of services including:

Respiratory Outpatient Clinics – Respiratory Consultant
New and follow up clinic appointments are made for patients with a variety of respiratory and sleep disorders with the Respiratory Consultant and are either made via your GP, following a hospital admission or investigation.

Nurse Led Clinics - Respiratory Nurse Specialist
Offering support and review of respiratory patients either in clinic, as an in-patient or home visit where necessary.  Offering a holistic approach to care and supporting self-awareness of disease and treatment.

Nurse Led Clinics - Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist
Supporting patients though the cancer pathway, acting as patient advocate and maintaining links with a variety of services.  Nurse Led clinics are also available to monitor progress and offer on going support.

Polysomnography/Sleep Studies
Home based sleep investigation for snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea and hypoxia (low oxygen levels).  Performed overnight in patients own home and returned to clinic the next day for analysis.

Pulmonary Function Tests
Investigation for testing patient’s lung function and monitoring progress following treatment or over time.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Treatment
This treatment is used in patients who require support overnight with their breathing following a sleep study and confirmation of obstructive sleep apnoea.  This involves the patient wear a mask at night with a machine which provides air at a consistent pressure.  Support and advice is available via the Pulmonary Function/Sleep Laboratory Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm via telephone or via walk in clinic.

Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV)
This treatment is available to patients who require extra support with their breathing at night and also possibly during the day.  This involves the patient wearing a mask with a ventilator which offers support when breathing in and out. Support and advice is available via the Pulmonary Function/Sleep Laboratory Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm via telephone or via walk in clinic.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Exercise programme available to respiratory patients which runs over 6 weeks twice a week.  Programs are based at St Mary’s Hospital and at outreach centres on the Island.  Referral came be made by GP directly to the Respiratory Physiotherapy or COPD team.

Oxygen Assessments
Oxygen levels are assessed using a pulse oximeter and should patients fit the current guidelines an arterial blood gas may be taken.  Should a regular supply of oxygen be required this will be organised by the Respiratory Nurse Specialist.

Also Available:

  • 6 minute Walk Tests
  • Shuttle Tests
  • Muscle Tests
  • Physiotherapy Referrals
  • Nebuliser Trials
  • Therapeutic Trials
  • Psychologist Support

Contact Us:

Reception – 01983 552190

Respiratory Nurse Specialist /Respiratory Physiotherapist – telephone 01983 822009 Ext 5559

Alternatively you can email: 

Respiratory/Sleep Laboratory – telephone 01983 552114 

Respiratory Consultant Secretary – telephone 01983 534517

Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist – telephone 01983 534379

The Department is open Monday to Friday 8am till 4.30pm. Closed Bank Holidays and weekends.  

Keep up to date with the latest news

Read the latest news from across all our services.

Subscribe to Trust Matters, our regular newsletter.

Tell Us Your Views

Please feedback to us about your experiences, along with how to raise any concerns, complaints or questions.