Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Due to the ongoing pandemic, and to help keep you and our colleagues safe we’re following national guidance and minimising face to face contacts. We will continue to support you through video consultation, telephone consultations and virtual clinics and we’ll see you face to face where this is safe, and the most appropriate way to support you in line with the national guidance.

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Swale Community Respiratory Service

We’re a specialist respiratory community based service aimed at improving the quality of life and care given to patients with chronic respiratory disease such as: COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis and interstitial lung disease.


Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital, Bell Road, ME10 4DT

Sheppey Community Hospital, Plover Road, ME12 3LT

t: 0300 247 0400
e: vcl.dgss-ccc@nhs.net


 

More about us

We provide:

  • Urgent unwell service with same day reviews for unwell patients provided Mon ay to Friday 08:30 t0 16:00
  • Routine patient assessments for housebound patients (home visits) including: clinical objective assessment, spirometry and pulse oximetry

We hold the following clinics at Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital and Sheppey Community Hospital:

  • Routine patient assessment (in clinic)
  • Oxygen assessment clinics – capillary blood gas sampling
  • Telephone advice

You will need a referral to the service by your GP or other healthcare professional. Once the referral has been received, it will be triaged by the Respiratory Team and you will be sent a letter to attend clinic at one of the locations listed above or a phone call to arrange a home visit as appropriate.

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