The Respiratory Care Team (RCT) provides specialist assessment and case management for patients with long-term respiratory problems.
Patients can be referred to the service via their GP or other healthcare professional. Referred patients receive a respiratory specialist assessment, which may result in changes to treatment to optimise their condition.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is run by the Respiratory Care Team at Teddington Memorial Hospital and Richmond Rehabilitation Unit. This is an exercise programme especially for patients with breathing problems to increase functional levels and manage breathlessness. The programme runs for six weeks and consists of exercise, education and relaxation sessions.
The Respiratory Care Team also oversees home oxygen delivery within Richmond for respiratory patients and is able to assess and monitor patients on home oxygen via pulse oximetry or blood gases.
The team comprises of:
Psychological support for people in Rihcmond people with long-term health conditions, including respiratory problems, from Richmond Wellbeing Service: