Glenfield Hospital

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

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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 MARCH 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

85%

of planned level

84%

of planned level

103%

of planned level

103%

of planned level

GH WD 16 Respiratory Unit

92%

of planned level

94%

of planned level

91%

of planned level

105%

of planned level

GH WD 17

86%

of planned level

103%

of planned level

92%

of planned level

174%

of planned level

GH WD 29 EXT 3656

81%

of planned level

94%

of planned level

90%

of planned level

116%

of planned level

GH WD 32

84%

of planned level

77%

of planned level

100%

of planned level

94%

of planned level

GH WD GICU Gen Intensive

94%

of planned level

71%

of planned level

94%

of planned level

55%

of planned level

More information about this data

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 16weeks for 9 out of 10 patients

Friends and Family Test score: service

96%Patients recommend this service. 520 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

Thankyou ward 16

Went to ward 16 to be checked over and was admitted 2 hours later.All the staff are amazing and helped me so much.was far from home and f...

15 May 2016

A hospital you can be proud of.

I was admitted through Ward 19 to Ward 17' all the staff from receptionists, cleaners to doctors and nurses were so caring, polite and ch...

27 February 2016

NICU department and childrens ward

Our daughter had to be transferred to Glenfield from Manchester when she was just 2 days old for life saving ECMO treatment. This was a v...

21 February 2016

Professional and Courteous

I visited the department today to attend respiratory function tests that my Consultant had ordered. The person who tested me was extreme...

24 December 2015

Ward 17 Glenfield Hospital

Can't fault the treatment from the Doctors and the nurses were fabulose but why oh why can't you provide good, tasty nourishing food? I...

11 December 2015

Respiratory Medicine services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for March '16 Other services in ward for March '16
GH WD 32
99%
CARDIOLOGY
GH WD 15
100%
GH WD 16 Respiratory Unit
100%
GH WD 17
97%
GH WD 20
90%
GH WD 29 EXT 3406
100%
GH WD Clinical Decisions Unit
93%

Last updated on 02 December 2013.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust