Glenfield Hospital

Telephone: 0300 303 1573
Address: Groby Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 9QP

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 118 ratings for this hospital

Respiratory Medicine

This Department is managed by University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust

Glenfield Hospital
0300 3031573

The Respiratory Specialties, Clinical Immunology and Allergy  Business Unit comprises the clinical Departments of Respiratory Medicine, Thoracic Surgery, Clinical Immunology and Allergy.

We provide specialised services for investigation and treatment of patients with respiratory conditions from Leicestershire, Rutland and surrounding areas.  The Department has developed rapidly over the last decade and is the only respiratory facility for the whole district of 1 million population. The inpatient base is at Glenfield Hospital but clinics are held throughout the district. We work closely with Thoracic Surgery and General Medicine. Thoracic surgical referrals are also taken from other adjoining counties.

Our process means that emergency patients are admitted directly to the Glenfield Hospital CDU.  We are currently admitting 37-47 patients a day.  Respiratory Medicine has also been leading with admission avoidance strategies including piloting ambulatory care for patients with suspected pulmonary emboli and pleural disease. 

Respiratory Medicine provides a full range of diagnostic investigations including a fully equipped respiratory physiology lab, advanced bronchoscopic techniques including endobronchial ultrasound and medical thoracoscopy. There are supporedt by CT, MRI and radionuclide imaging, palliative care, pain services and extensive intensive care facilities.


There are four major areas of research interest within the department. These are the assessment of airway inflammation (Prof I D Pavord, Dr RH Green, Prof  C Brightling);   Eosinophil and mast cell biology in asthma (Prof Wardlaw/ Prof P Bradding, Prof  C Brightling);       Disability and rehabilitation in COPD (Prof Morgan/ Prof Singh/Dr Steiner);  Lung cancer and mesothelioma (Mr Waller/Dr Peake/Dr Bennett/Dr Free/Dr Agrawal)


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Friends and Family Test score: Service

72 from 410 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

stay on ICU and ward 20

I was admitted to Leicester Glenfield Hospital in January and was seriously ill, the care and attention I received was unbelievable and I...

12 June 2014


I'm 19 and was taken by 999 call due to severe breathlessness and chest pain. From paramedics to the discharge, I was treated with kindne...

25 May 2014

Ecmo Ward

I would just like to say thank you on behalf of my daughter Claire and her family. The treatment she received from her transfer from Pind...

19 March 2014

Recent stay on ward 17

My relative recently was inpatient on ward 17 all the staff fron those who kept the ward clean, gave out meals to the nurses ,therapists...

5 March 2014

Everyone is so kind at this hospital!

I have been an out-patient, and an in-patient and also attended for tests. The staff of all grades and all departments are so kind and h...

4 March 2014

Respiratory Medicine services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for May '14 Other services in ward for May '14
GH WD 32
GH WD 15
GH WD 16 Respiratory Unit
GH WD 17
GH WD 20
GH WD 29 EXT 3656
GH WD Clinical Decisions Unit

Last updated on 02 December 2013.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust