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Respiratory care

Contact details

Fax: 024 7615 3582

Other Consultants

Dr Carol Min, Dr Rahul Bhat

Secretary: Sarah North
Contact Number: 024 7686 5263   

Dr Clare Williams

Secretary: Kathy Bailey 
Email: kathy.bailey@geh.nhs.uk
Contact Number02476 86 5562 

Secretarial Support: Marjorie Pyshorn

Contact Number: 024 7686 5223/5542 (AM)

Lung Cancer Nurse Specialists:  Tracy Kates  / Tracey Everitt

Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Specialists: Lisa Taylor,  Amy Morris 

Asthma Specialists:  Sue Jackson

Respiratory PhysiotherapyLucy O' Donoghue

Updated December 2021

Lead consultant

Name: Dr Christine O'Brien

Secretary: Kathy Bailey 

Email: kathy.bailey@geh.nhs.uk

Contact Number02476 86 5562 

Specialty details

The Trust’s respiratory department is led by four consultant chest physicians and together with a team of specialist nurses provides a comprehensive service for the diagnosis, treatment and management of respiratory illnesses including airway diseases, cough, suspected lung cancer, plural effusions, breathlessness and obstructive sleep apnoea.

Services and clinics

  • Investigation of suspected lung cancer (results best in county)
  • Diagnosis and management of airway diseases including a well developed service for COPD (successful last peer review) and treatment for asthma etc.
  • Well developed COPD service (successful last peer review)
  • Treatment for asthma with links to tertiary centres that can treat difficult asthma cases
  • Provision of clinical leadership for the Coventry and Warwickshire TB service
  • A fully equipped lung function measuring laboratory (physiology service) as part of the Cardio Respiratory Unit providing diagnostic physiological measurements and treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Well equipped endoscopy suite providing bronchoscopies and local anaesthetic thoracoscopy
  • Bronchiectasis and TB clinics
  • Breathlessness management services
  • Diagnostic physiological measurements
  • Pleural effusions (as part of an ambulatory care pathway)
  • Airway disease


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