During the Covid-19 pandemic we have changed the way we work but have not stopped any of the services offered. This has enabled us to be more responsive and prioritise those that need to be seen.
We are using virtual video and telephone consultations, and doing essential home visits as needed.
We are not seeing patients in any of our clinic sites at present.
The Respiratory Service in East and North Hertfordshire consists of highly trained professionals who offer advice and support to patients living in East and North Hertfordshire with a range of respiratory disorders such as:
As part of the Specialist Respiratory Service we offer a fully comprehensive Home Oxygen Assessment and Review service for all patients in need of oxygen therapy and ‘Educational’ sessions for those newly diagnosed with COPD or those in need of educational and support to help manage their condition.
The service aims to encompass all aspects of Respiratory care. This can involve ensuring correct diagnosis, monitoring and optimisation of pharmacological treatments, education and support, and timely referral into the Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme.
The service aims to support and educate not only the patient but also their carers; ensuring that patients are given the skills to enable them to ‘self -manage’ their condition thus improving quality of life for the patient. The service has links with the local Breathe Easy groups and will often be involved in lung health awareness days.
The Home Oxygen Assessment and Review Service monitors patients that are prescribed Oxygen within East and North Herts and ensures that patients are regularly reviewed – which evidence shows prolongs life, enhances their quality of life and helps them to live as independently as they can, for as long as they can.
East and North Hertfordshire
Tel: 01462 427125
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