Welcome to the Respiratory Department.
Kennet and Loddon are respiratory wards, specialising in the care of patients with acute respiratory conditions in addition to being acute medical wards. They are located in Centre Block, Level 2.
The Respiratory Department deals with patients with chest related disease/illness the most common being asthma/COPD along side lung cancerTB, and the investigation of symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath.
We also see patients with sleep related breathing disorders such as sleep apnoea, and we have a pulmonary function lab for a range of breathing tests that patients may require to help to determine a diagnosis.
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Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm
All patients are seen by appointment only.
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There is a booked BCG clinic for patients that have been referred by their GP/health visitor/consultant for any TB related queries.
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The department also runs the Chest Clinic.
We have a dedicated respiratory physiotherapist assisting patients with a full range of chest conditions.
They are based predominantly in the outpatients department at the RBH with clinics also at Bracknell Healthspace and at West Berkshire Community Hospital.
Referrals are taken from hospital specialists and occasionally from GPs both for clinic appointments and the specialist pulmonary rehabilitation courses.
We are situated on level 2 just before Fracture Clinic coming from the multi-storey car park end.
Consultants: Dr Lynne Curry, Dr McGown, Dr McKeown, Dr Park, Dr Robinson, Dr Thomas, Dr Zurek, , Dr Yvonne West and Dr Laura Willis
Clinic Manager: Mark Unstead
Clinical Nurse Specialists:
Kay Perry - Tuberculosis Clinical Nurse Specialist
Kay Gibson/Amanda Smalley/Louise Sutton - Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist
Annabelle LeBon - Pleural Nurse Specialist
Mobile 'phones allowed: No
Wheelchair access: There are usually wheelchairs at the front reception or there is a buggy facility that runs from about 10am until 4pm.
Patient Guide – what to bring / how to prepare: All medication you are taking, as well as your sleep machine if prescribed.
ATM machine: Opposite the reception desk on level 2 in the Main Entrance Block.
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Reading RG1 5AN
Contact via Clinical Admin Team
0118 322 6676