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Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm


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‘To all the doctors, nurses and staff who gave my wife the best possible help and support, over the last year and a half.  She made friends at the clinic, and we spent many hours talking about how nice and kind you all were to her.  On behalf of my family I would like to thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.’

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Medicine Services

Chest Clinic RVI

Contact: (0191) 282 0161 - Chest Clinic Reception


The Chest Clinic  offers a wide range of services including investigation and treatment of many lung conditions. Specialist services offered include investigation and treatment for:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – often called ‘smokers lung’
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Fibrosis
  • Occupational Lung Disease e.g. asbestosis
  • Tuberculosis

We also provide help and support for patients who would like to stop smoking.  If you are interested please contact one of our nursing staff.

Other services offered include Pulmonary Rehabilitation, assessment for oxygen therapy, home ventilation, a nebuliser service and home visits if needed.

The Chest Clinic is the very first in the country where the nursing staff have trained to provide cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for patients with respiratory problems. This is particularly helpful for patients who are depressed, anxious and experience panic attacks due to their condition.


How to find us

The Chest Clinic is situated in Victoria Wing Outpatients Department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary

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  • Come through the main entrance of the New Victoria Wing.
  • Pass the main reception on the left.
  • Follow the signs for out-patient department.
  • Take the first entrance on the left after reception  signposted Clinic A-D
  • The Chest Clinic is the second reception on the left (Clinic C).


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Staff you are likely to meet

The clinical team at the Chest Clinic is led by Sister Karen Heslop, and is made up of specialist doctors and nurses, lung function physiologists and other support staff.


Sometimes tests such as x-rays and/or breathing tests will be required - You will be asked to attend the Clinic early so these can be performed before you see the doctor.

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