The respiratory team operates from four hospital sites including
Bishop Auckland hospital, Darlington memorial hospital, Shotley
Bridge hospital and University hospital of North Durham providing
care to patients in hospital and in the outpatient setting.
Key elements of the service include;
Interstitial lung disease
Breathing disordered sleep clinic
The team meet regularly for multidisciplinary team meetings to
discuss diagnosis, radiology, and treatment options for complex
The team of respiratory consultants and specialist nurses both
in the community and the hospital work together to diagnose and
treat patients with a wide range of respiratory conditions.
The community respiratory nursing team see patients in their own
homes and in local clinics to diagnose and treat asthma and COPD.
They also support patients with other respiratory conditions.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community