Respiratory Services

The Western Trust Respiratory Team provides services for a full range of respiratory diseases including:

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


Our Respiratory team provide respiratory services in a variety of settings.

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

We also provide services in the community in partnership with GP practices and also through the Early Supported Discharge Team, Case Management and the rapid response nursing teams.


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.


 Support for people with a Respiratory Illness

There are a number of specialist respiratory groups in the Western Trust area that you might want to speak to or join:

 

If you have been referred to our Respiratory Services and you are a smoker, we will encourage you to stop smoking. The Western Trust smoking cessation service is available to help you, in hospital or when you go home, through a non-judgemental, supportive, empathetic and flexible way.

Having a healthy lifestyle by eating a healthy diet and regularly exercising will help you manage your respiratory condition:

You might also be interested in our ‘Managing the Challenge’ programme. This training program helps people living with long term chronic illness to manage pain associated with their condition better – find out more.

 

If you are the carer of someone with a long term respiratory illness – find out more about the support we provide carers in the Western Trust area.