Ashford - 0300 7900272
Canterbury - 0300 1231412
Dover and Deal - 0300 123 1412
Thanet - 0300 1233027
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
Adult Clinical Services
Whitstable and Tankerton Hospital
Who we are
The team is made up of specialist respiratory practitioners, respiratory nurses, associate practitioners and administrative staff.
We also have close links with the pulmonary rehabilitation team who consist of specialist physiotherapists, respiratory assistants and counsellors.
We work across east Kent covering Ashford, Canterbury, Thanet and South Kent Coast.
What we do
The Respiratory Team (east Kent) provides a specialist service to adult respiratory patients with a range of respiratory conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis and asthma. Whilst patients are seen predominantly in the clinic setting there is the ability to see patients at home where clinically indicated.
We provide an assessment and review service for all adult respiratory patients who require long term oxygen therapy or ambulatory oxygen.
The specialist respiratory team work closely across the boundaries between primary and secondary care whilst ensuring a seamless service for our patients who are on a respiratory pathway of care.
The service supports both national and local priorities in managing patients in the community as part of a managed care pathway whilst utilising national guidance such as NICE, BTS, SIGN and GOLD to promote evidenced based practice.
How do you use this service?
You need to be referred by a GP or a healthcare professional. If you have been in hospital due to your respiratory condition then you may well have been referred to our service by the hospital respiratory team. If you are unsure please contact us.
If you are already known to our service and have any questions or require support please contact us.
Want to work with us?
Find out more about careers in respiratory nursing.
Useful respiratory links
Local and national organisations for care and carer support
Local and national counselling and talking therapies
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