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COPD, Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Oxygen Service

Last updated on Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Based at Willow House at Clatterbridge Hospital the COPD, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Oxygen Service offers a specialist multidisciplinary approach to the management of patients diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  A comprehensive home oxygen assessment and review servic...

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Tag:   COPD (6)     lung (10)     disease (4)     Pulmonary (10)     Obstructive (1)     rehabilitation (9)     oxygen (9)    

Chronic Lung Disease

Last updated on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The service provides care to babies, children and their families, who require oxygen therapy at home. Oxygen saturation studies are undertaken at home for children presenting symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea. The service managers the BCG programme for neonates and children who fall into the...

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Tag:   apnoea (2)     breathing (5)     oxygen (9)     home care (7)     Oxygen Therapy (3)    

What is a COPD exacerbation?

Last updated on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

An exacerbation is a flare up of COPD symptoms.  The signs can include: Increased breathlessness (more than usual) Reduced walking distance Increase in coughing Changes in the amount/colour/thickness of phlegm Chest feeling tight New or increased wheeze If there two or more of these sy...

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Tag:   COPD (6)     Chronic (2)     disease (4)     lung disease (3)     oxygen (9)     breathing (5)    

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Last updated on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) is an exercise and education programme for patients diagnosed with a chronic respiratory condition. The programme is run by specialist physiotherapists, but additional support is provided by respiratory nurses and dietitians during the education sessions. PR is widel...

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Tag:   Pulmonary (10)     Rehabilitation (1)     lung (10)     disease (4)     breathing (5)     dietitians (1)     respiratory (5)     chronic (1)    

What will i learn at the PR sessions?

Last updated on Saturday, February 24, 2018

The education part of the programme is very important. It will help you to understand how to manage your condition so that you can live a more active and fulfilling life. The talks are given by physiotherapists, nurses, dieticians and other members of staff linked to the NHS.  The topics covered...

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Tag:   Anatomy (1)     Physiology (1)     Sputum (1)     Respiratory (1)     lung (10)     lung disease (3)     respiratory (5)     exercise (3)     class (1)    

How can the COPD sessions help me?

Last updated on Saturday, February 24, 2018

The COPD nurses based at the service are able to help patients with: Information about their condition Information about inhalers and inhaler technique Information and assessment for nebulisers What to do when a patient has a flare up (exacerbation) and how to spot the early warning signs o...

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Tag:   COPD (6)     Chronic (2)     obstructive (1)     Pulmonary (10)     respiratory (5)     breathe (4)     lung disease (3)    

Sexual Health Wirral

Last updated on Tuesday, October 3, 2023

What We Do Sexual Health Wirral provides free and confidential information advice and treatments for people living in Wirral regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. Sexual Health Wirral is a joint initiative by local NHS organisations and other agencies to ensure there is a simple, u...

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Tag:   sexual health (1)     GUM (2)     STD (2)     Sexually (1)     transmitted (1)     disease (4)     HIV (1)     Genital (2)     warts (1)     herpes (1)     Gonorrhoea (1)     chlamydia (1)     HPV (1)     condoms (1)     contraception (2)    

Gastro Dietitians

Last updated on Monday, October 2, 2023

Welcome to the gastro dietitian’s team at Wirral University Hospital (WUTH). Our team of registered dietitians specialises in providing dietetic care for patients with diseases of the liver, pancreas and the gastrointestinal tract. This specialism has a large component of chronic disease which of...

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