Respiratory Services

Respiratory Services

The Newcastle Hospitals offer high quality services for people with lung and chest or respiratory complaints. These pages relate to adults with chest complaints. For simplicity we will use the word “chest” although the terms lungs or respiratory may be used as well.

A number of out patient and inpatients services are available for general chest clinics as well as a full range of specialist services for more complext conditions.

Our services are available at either the Freeman Hospital or the Royal Victoria Infirmary and as some of our services are very specialised they may only be available at one hospital.

Both hospitals offer choose and book slots for general respiratory referrals. You can therefore choose to come to either hospital.

Specialist clinics

We also offer a comprehensive range of highly specialist clinics some of which are not always available at both hospitals

Specialist services at the Freeman Hospital include:

Specialist services at the Royal Victoria Infirmary include:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Occupational asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease)
  • Lung cancer/oncology clinic
  • Tuberculosis
  • DPLD (Diffuse Parynchymal Lung Disease)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Smoking Cessation Clinic

What will happen when I go to clinic?

Patients with chest complaints are often seen in clinic and have a number of tests performed which may include having an X ray of your chest, a CT scan of your chest and /or breathing tests.  It is sometimes necessary to arrange a telescope examination of your chest also known as a “bronchoscopy”. Your doctors will explain this to you if it is required.

Please remember to bring any medication & inhalers with you to your clinic appointment.

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