The Department of Thoracic medicine offers a comprehensive
assessment and treatment service for Respiratory disease.
A team of 6 highly experienced Consultant Physicians supported
by Multidisciplinary teams provide services across all of our 5
sites within the Trust.
Out patient chest clinics are offered from all sites on a weekly
basis as well as weekly broncoscopy sessions & Pulmonary
function testing from 3 sites.
There are dedicated Thoracic CT slots supported by weekly
meetings with the Radiology specialists to discuss imaging
The main services provided include lung cancer & pulmonary
rehabilitation with the Respiratory team working closely with the
Regional Oncology and Thoracic surgical units in Newcastle &
Consultants from these Regional hospitals also run outreach
clinics in our hospitals to enable patients to have some of their
treatment & care closer to home.
Other main services provided by CDDFT include a comprehensive
diagnostic Sleep service Thoracoscopy for pleural disease &
Cystic Fibrosis services offering shared care with Regional CF
The Respiratory team work closely with the Community nursing
teams for some after care following treatment.