Respiratory Clinics

Respiratory Clinics

East Surrey Hospital
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons

Crawley Hospital
All-day Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons

Horsham Hospital
Wednesday afternoons

Caterham Dene Hospital
A nurse-led clinic on Thursday mornings with access to blood tests and X-rays
From August there will be a consultant-led clinic on alternative Tuesdays

Specialist Respiratory Clinics

Dr Devi Acharya holds a specialist sleep and ventilation clinic on Thursday afternoons at East Surrey Hospital.

TB specialist consultant, Dr Kofi Nimako, holds a TB clinic at Crawley Hospital on Thursday afternoons.

There are two bronchoscopy lists at East Surrey Hospital – Tuesday and Friday afternoons. This procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic to help diagnose some conditions of the airways and lungs.

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Clinic
This clinic is held on alternate Tuesday afternoon’s at ESH. Led by Dr Wilde with Kayleigh Huggett PH CNS input.

PH Shared Care Centre under our Tertiary Centre; the Royal Brompton Hospital (RBH) which is a National Pulmonary Hypertension Centre.

We offer investigative procedure’s locally and discuss care/ treatment at RBH.

The aim of the service is to ensure PH diagnosis/ management is more accessible to those who need it, reducing delays in referral and travelling time for patients. The PH team from RBH also attend clinic on a three monthly basis at ESH; again reducing travelling time for patients. The service also works proactively with St Richard’s Hospital running a monthly clinic which Kayleigh Huggett attends.

Dr Wilde also runs a PE clinic on an alternate Tuesday afternoon at ESH.

Referrals

GPs can refer patients to the thoracic medicine department.

All GP Referral Letters, except those referred though the Choose & Book System or Two Week Rule method, should be sent direct to the Outpatient Booking Office, East Surrey Hospital, Canada Avenue, Redhill RH1 5RH. Please do not send these direct to a consultant, medical secretary or any other department. You can of course make the actual outpatient referral letter out to a specific consultant. The Outpatient Booking Office is responsible for processing ALL referrals for outpatient appointments which then initiates the patient’s 18 week RTT status.

Outpatient Referrals made under the TWO WEEK RULE method should be faxed immediately to 01737 231733.