Respiratory Services

Our Respiratory Team provides services for a full range of respiratory diseases including:

  • Alpha-I-antitrypsin deficiency
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pneumonia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

Our Respiratory team includes consultant doctors and their medical teams, specialist nursing teams, physiotherapy staff and other allied health professionals.

We provide care for patients acutely ill, as a result of respiratory diseases, in hospital. We hold specialist respiratory outpatient clinics in each of the hospitals listed below:

  • Altnagelvin Hospital
  • South West Acute Hospital
  • Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex
Community Respiratory Service

We also provide a community respiratory service through the Community Respiratory Team (CRT) working in partnership with primary and secondary care. This team provides a Specialist Respiratory Nursing service both to patients in their home and or clinic setting.

We aim to reduce hospital admissions and facilitate early supported discharge and improve the process of diagnosis and condition management.

The teams currently operate out of Omagh Hopsital, Gransha Park and South West Acute Hospital providing more locally accessible specialist services which include:

  • CRT Assessment and Review
  • Home Oxygen Service Assessment & Review (HOSAR)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Check out our Community Respiratory Service Videos here.

How to Access Respiratory Service

If you have difficulties with your breathing you should first go to your GP. They will assess you and, if appropriate, will refer you onto the Respiratory Team for further tests and diagnosis before receiving appropriate treatment and care.

Respiratory Services Directory

Click the button below to access the Respiratory Services Directory.

Further Information

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Posters
Going Home from Hospital with Oxygen
Pulmonary Rehab Information
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Patient Resource
Community Respiratory Team Leaflet

Useful Links

British Lung Foundation

NI Chest Heart and Stroke


Locations where this service is delivered