About our department

Lung disease can be extremely debilitating for sufferers. Symptoms such as breathlessness and increased fatigue will impact directly on daily activities. Reduced levels of activity will make these symptoms worse, resulting in a vicious cycle of inactivity.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary programme designed to reduce symptoms of lung disease. It is individually tailored and designed to optimise physical and social performance and functional independence.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team provide a service that encourages individuals to increase their levels of activity and support them to manage their lung condition more effectively.

Pulmonary rehab is a six week programme, combining both exercise and education. Each week, there will be two sessions, each session lasting two hours. These sessions will enable you to increase your knowledge and skills in managing your condition and improving your quality of life.

  • Increase level of exercise, and ability to perform daily activities

  • Reduce feelings of shortness of breath

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of you lung condition

  • Provide advice on respiratory medications and devices and how to use them correctly

  • How to improve your breathing technique

  • Give information on other services than can provide assistance

  • Can reduce the frequency and duration of chest infections, therefore reducing both GP visits and hospital admissions

  • Promote independence and self-management of your condition

  • Comprehensive assessment and pre-course questionnaires prior to being enrolled on the programme
  • Referrals to other appropriate services
  • Individually prescribed exercise programme
  • Comprehensive schedule of education sessions
  • Support and networking with local groups
  • Continuous assessment and support during the programme
  • Reassessment on completion of the programme and post course questionnaires


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