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Respiratory service - (thoracic) medicine

The respiratory service treats patients with problems of the upper airway, the lungs, the chest wall and the ventilatory control system.

Our services

Central Middlesex, Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals
Our team manages all the common respiratory diseases: obstructive diseases such as COPD, emphysema, asthma and bronchiectasis; restrictive diseases such as Pulmonary Fibrosis and chest wall problems; lung cancer; respiratory infections, pleural disease and occupational lung diseases.

We manage patients with acute respiratory failure who may require non-invasive ventilatory assistance whilst in hospital and at home. Our team is also actively involved in supporting a ‘hospital at home' service for chronic respiratory patients.

Tuberculosis (TB) is managed by the Infectious Diseases Team at Northwick Park Hospital and by the Respiratory team at Central Middlesex Hospital.

We provide a range of outpatient, inpatient and diagnostic services for patients with respiratory illnesses.

The lung function laboratories offers Lung Function diagnostics, exercise testing and oxygen assessments. There is also a Sleep service operating at Central Middlesex Hospital.

Ealing Hospital
The respiratory medicine department offers outpatient, day case and inpatient treatment for adults with a wide range of respiratory diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), lung cancer and tuberculosis (TB). There is a dedicated chest clinic which is open Monday-Friday.

Services offered at Ealing Hospital include:

  • Outpatient clinics - for assessment of any adult patient with a respiratory problem
  • Specialist nurse-led clinics in asthma, COPD, and TB
  • Lung function laboratory
  • Bronchoscopy service
  • Smoking-cessation advice
  • Day-case admission for specialist investigations
  • Eight-week pulmonary rehabilitation course
  • Specialist inpatient respiratory ward
  • Multidisciplinary team (respiratory medicine specialist, oncologist, thoracic surgeon, radiologist, cancer nurse specialist) for dealing with lung cancer patients.  

Outpatient referrals are taken from GPs, other hospital specialists and from the accident and emergency department. The asthma and COPD specialist nurses are available to see all inpatients admitted with these diseases. The TB-specialist nurse team takes referrals from GPs, practice nurses, health visitors and school nurses.

Central Middlesex Hospital
The department is located on the ground floor of Central Middlesex Hospital in the cardiology and respiratory medicine centre. 

Contact:

Patient admin clerk
Tel. 020 8963 7134 

Respiratory Secretary
Tel. 020 8453 2142 (9am - 5pm)

Lung Function Laboratory
Tel. 020 8453 2144 (9am - 5pm)

Ealing Hospital
The Chest Clinic is based in Outpatients 2 on Level 2 and you can contact them directly on 020 8967 5350.

TB nursing team at Ealing
Tel. 020 8967 5282 or 020 8967 5382 between 8.30am and 4pm with a voicemail for messages out-of -hours.

Email. tbnurse@eht.nhs.uk

Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals
The department is based on Dryden ward on Level 4 of Northwick Park Hospital.  The lung function lab is on level 6 of the ward block at the hospital. 

Contact:

Respiratory Secretary
Tel. 020 8869 2613 (9am - 5pm)
Fax. 020 8869 2653

Lung Function Laboratory
Tel. 020 8869 2608 (9am - 5pm)

Central Middlesex Hospital

  • Dr David Adeboyeku, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine - special interests: Tuberculosis, COPD, High Dependency Care
  • Dr Vanessa Graham, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine - special interests: Lung Cancer
  • Maria Buxton, Consultant Physiotherapist

Ealing Hospital

  • Professor Rajat Mathur, Professor & Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Lead Clinician - specialist interests: Sleep Disorders, Non-invasive ventilation, Airways Disease and Lung Cancer
  • Dr Michael Rudolf, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine - specialist interests: Airways Disease and Lung Cancer

Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

  • Dr Arnab Datta, Consultant in Respiratory and Acute Medicine, (Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospital) - special interests: Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Dr Dan Ornadel, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Lead Clinician - special interests: Lung Cancer
  • Dr Rachel Tennant, Consultant in Respiratory and Acute Medicine - special interests: COPD, Asthma, Respiratory Failure and non-invasive ventilation
  • Therese Bidder, Respiratory Nurse Specialist - special interests: Asthma and COPD
  • Maria Buxton, Consultant Physiotherapist

Tuberculosis team at Ealing Hospital

  • Che Cootauco, Team Leader, TB Nurse Specialist
  • Pearl Adase, TB Nurse Specialist
  • Precious Dzukuso, TB Nurse Specialist
  • Sue Pope, TB Nurse Specialist
  • Ruth Quayson, TB Nurse Specialist
  • Roger Scott, TB Administrator
  • Ahmed Yassin, TB Outreach and Advocacy Worker

Useful links:

British Lung Foundation

National Asthma campaign

British Thoracic Society 

Stop smoking
 
For smokers, stopping smoking is a key treatment for respiratory illnesses. To be referred or self-refer for more information and support and treatment to stop smoking, please contact:

Smokefree Ealing
Contact Stop Smoking Specialist - Penny Chew
Tel: 0800 876 6683 or 0208 579 8622
Email: ealingstopsmoking@nhs.net