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Glenfield Hospital

0300 303 1573 Groby Road , Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 9QP
http://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 145 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)

Staff

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The following table shows staffing levels on wards that provide this service.

Where wards provide more than one service the results include shared values for all services provided on that ward.

Nurse staffing levels - Respiratory Medicine SEPTEMBER 2016

Ward name % of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Ward) % of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Ward) % of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Ward) % of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Ward)
GH WD 15

87%

of planned level

88%

of planned level

98%

of planned level

107%

of planned level

GH WD 16 Respiratory Unit

86%

of planned level

94%

of planned level

96%

of planned level

92%

of planned level

GH WD 17

89%

of planned level

98%

of planned level

97%

of planned level

117%

of planned level

GH WD 29 EXT 3656

87%

of planned level

87%

of planned level

97%

of planned level

103%

of planned level

GH WD 32

85%

of planned level

69%

of planned level

83%

of planned level

93%

of planned level

GH WD GICU Gen Intensive

93%

of planned level

80%

of planned level

93%

of planned level

80%

of planned level

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Treatments and services offered at the Respiratory Medicine department

Key facts about the Respiratory Medicine department at Glenfield Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 18 weeks for 9/10 patients

Friends and Family Test score: service

94%Patients recommend this service. 346 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

Best care in the country if not the world.

I'm 60 years of age and I was admitted for a recent lung biopsy surgery and was on ward 26 for 2 days. The treatment I had throughout was...

2 December 2016

By far the cream of the crop

I have been on ward 17 for 11 days now and can honestly say that in 45 years of hospital stays and visits, this experience has blown me a...

4 October 2016

WARD 26 Glenfield Hospital and thoractic out patients

I have recently had to access the above services. I have nothing but admiration for both in and outpatient teams. They are : Kind, human,...

6 September 2016

ward 16 Glenfield

My partner was admitted to ward 16 at Glenfield with pneumonia he was given a sideroom with ensuite which was so lovely. All the nurses ...

4 August 2016

Excellent Hospital

I would like to say a big thank you for reacting so soon when I came in the chest pains yesterday afternoon. We went to the Royal Infirma...

17 July 2016

Respiratory Medicine services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for August '16 Other services in ward for August '16
GH WD 15
37%
GH WD 16 Respiratory Unit
34%
GH WD 17
34%
GH WD 20
29%
GH WD 29 EXT 3406
38%
GH WD Clinical Decisions Unit
164%

Last updated on 02 December 2013.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust