Respiratory 

If you are interested in caring for patients with Respiratory Conditions then UHCW NHS Trust can offer unrivalled opportunities within two dedicated wards with specialist respiratory nurses and consultants offering support and education. Respiratory and Infectious Diseases Service provides care in both acute and community settings.

We offer care for our patients with a variety of respiratory conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Tuberculosis
  • HiV
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Tracheostomy

Within the hospital care is provided on Wards 30 & 31. Ward 30 is a 40 bedded unit where we provide specialised enhanced care for acutely ill patients and the nurse led NiV service. Ward 31 is a 48 bedded ward where we provide specialised care for patients suffering from infectious diseases and respiratory conditions. [email protected] is a 30 bedded virtual ward offering sub acutely ill patients ongoing hospital care within their own home.

Our Community COPD team and provide ongoing care for patients in the community and undertake nurse led clinics in our outpatient departments. The Respiratory Specialist Nurse team provide support to both the wards and patients in care of both acute and chronic conditions. Our Lung Cancer Nurse team provide both in and outpatient specialist care supported by Macmillan to patients with a diagnosis of Lung Cancer. The Respiratory Physiology Service is supported by Specialist Oxygen Nurses who provide support to patients both in hospital and the community ensuring the safest and most appropriate care is provided.

Support and Development

Respiratory Services is committed to the support and development of our nursing teams. We specifically support the development of Advanced Care Practitioners at Masters Level within our services. We provide trustwide respiratory specific study days open to all levels of staff with speakers from a number of specialities giving advice and ongoing education in the care of patients suffering respiratory conditions. Ongoing support of our newly qualified staff is given initially with supernumerary status, a full preceptorship programme and we are also able to offer rotational posts with our cardiac and cardio-thoracic colleagues to give further education and knowledge. Respiratory Services is supported by a large number of specialist nurse roles giving both our students and qualified nurses’ valuable insight into specialist nursing care and opportunities to further develop their career.

 

For more information about working in this speciality, or to arrange an informal visit contact:

Veronica Carter - Modern Matron - [email protected]