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Welcome to the Respiratory Department.


Respiratory wards

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.

Respiratory Medicine

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.
Some useful videos are available here.

Clinics and services

Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm

All patients are seen by appointment only.

Sleep Unit

For more information click here.

BCG and TB clinic

There is a booked BCG clinic for patients that have been referred by their GP/health visitor/consultant for any TB related queries.

For more information on TB click here

The department also runs the Chest Clinic.

Outpatient Respiratory Physiotherapy Service

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.

How to get here

We are situated on level 2 just before Fracture Clinic coming from the multi-storey car park end.

Staff details:

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

Any other information

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.

Refreshment points

  • Convenience store (Main Entrance Block)
  • Coffee bar (Main Entrance Block)
  • Restaurant on level 1 (South Block)
  • Coffee bar (South Block) League of Friends shop and tea bar (Maternity Block)

ATM machine: Opposite the reception desk on level 2 in the Main Entrance Block.

Patient Information Leaflets



Useful contacts

Department of Respiratory Medicine
South Block
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Reading RG1 5AN

Contact via Clinical Admin Team
0118 322 6676


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