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Glenfield Hospital

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

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 139 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 May 2015

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

81%

of planned level

83%

of planned level

98%

of planned level

100%

of planned level

GH WD 16 Respiratory Unit

90%

of planned level

90%

of planned level

95%

of planned level

110%

of planned level

GH WD 17

95%

of planned level

96%

of planned level

95%

of planned level

103%

of planned level

GH WD 29 EXT 3656

87%

of planned level

82%

of planned level

95%

of planned level

123%

of planned level

GH WD 32

87%

of planned level

93%

of planned level

113%

of planned level

107%

of planned level

GH WD GICU Gen Intensive

96%

of planned level

75%

of planned level

97%

of planned level

58%

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

Friends and Family Test score: service

96%Patients recommend this service. 412 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

lung operation ward 26

Thanks to all staff that were involved in my care back in February. From the time I saw the surgeon right through to my after care I felt...

13 July 2015

extremely grateful for the excellent service offered

My mother has COPD and she was referred to Glenfield Hospital about a months ago. The staff were extremely helpful and went out of their...

14 April 2015

Great care

Admitted to hospital due to an episode of acute severe asthma, stayed for 3 days in ward 20. Great care from doctors, nurses, HCAs and ca...

15 December 2014

Excessive charges make for a nasty sting in the tail

I cannot fault the staff or my healthcare, it's always brilliant. What I can't stand is being charged £10 a day to watch TV and a restric...

25 October 2014

respiritry medicine .ward 16/17 intensive care

Admitted with acute pnuemonia, septeciemia, large thrombosis. I would like to thank my consultant along with all staff, doctors & nurs...

23 September 2014

Respiratory Medicine services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for May '15 Other services in ward for May '15
GH WD 15
98%
GH WD 16 Respiratory Unit
97%
GH WD 17
98%
GH WD 20
98%
GH WD 29 EXT 3406
95%
GH WD Clinical Decisions Unit
92%

Last updated on 02 December 2013.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust