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Community respiratory service

The west Hertfordshire Enhanced Community Respiratory Service is provided by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

About the service

The enhanced community respiratory service looks after patients, over the age of 18, with a range of diagnosed respiratory conditions, including COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease, tuberculosis and obstructive sleep apnoea.

Respiratory Consultants, specialist respiratory nurses and physiotherapists provide a range of services including

  • Respiratory Out-patient clinics for diagnosed respiratory conditions
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation and maintenance
  • Home oxygen Service (including assessment and review)
  • Hospital at home – following an exacerbation of a respiratory condition
  • Domicillary Non-invasive ventilation
  • Sleep Studies and provision of CPAP
  • Community TB Nursing and contact tracing service
  • Early supported discharge from secondary care
  • Seven day advice line helping patients to manage their conditions

The service works in partnership with consultant respiratory physicians at local acute hospitals to provide respiratory and pulmonary rehabilitation clinics across west Hertfordshire.

Clinics

St Albans & Harpenden

Albans City Hospital Outpatient, Waverly Road, St Albans

Monday, Thursday: 9am to 5pm

St Albans & Harpenden

YMCA Charters Leisure Centre, 59 Russet Drive, St Albans

Pulmonary Rehab: Wednesday, Friday : 1pm to 4pm

Watford & Three Rivers

Watford General Hospital Outpatient, Vicarage Road, Watford

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 1pm to 5pm

Watford & Three Rivers

Watford Leisure Centre, Peace Prospect, Watford

Pulmonary Rehab: Monday, Wednesday:  1pm to 4pm

Dacorum

Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead

Monday to  Saturday:  9am to 5pm (Chest Clinic:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

Dacorum

Hemel Hempstead Sportspace, Park Road, Hemel Hempstead

Pulmonary Rehab: Tuesday, Thursday:  1pm to 4pm

Hertsmere

Potters Bar Hospital, Barnet Road, Potters Bar

Monday and Tuesday

Hertsmere

The Venue Leisure Centre, Elstree Way, Borehamwood

Pulmonary Rehab: Tuesday, Friday : 1pm to 4pm

Hertsmere

Furzefield Leisure Centre, Mutton Way, Potters Bar

Pulmonary Rehab: Tuesday, Friday:  1pm to 4pm

Contacts

Office phone: 01442 287604

Advice line: 07944 960825

Email: westherts.resp@nhs.net

 

Further information

The Community Respiratory page on the Central London Community Trust website has more information Link here.

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