The Respiratory Service covers a diverse range of disorders and diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract. Inpatient hospital services are delivered at both Antrim and Causeway hospitals. There are 9 respiratory consultants.
Respiratory (Thoracic) clinics are held at: Antrim Area Hospital, Causeway Hospital, Coleraine, Braid Valley Hospital, Ballymena, Whiteabbey Hospital, Moyle Hospital, Larne and Mid Ulster Hospital Magherafelt.
A range of diagnostic respiratory investigations are provided across the Trust.
A Specialist Respiratory Team provides advice, education and practical support to patients in hospital and in the community or those requiring specialist care. This team also provides patients with respiratory conditions as clinically appropriate, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Classes, self-management plans and advice and home visits to support and facilitate smooth transfer to community teams. The Trust is developing a range of long term condition specialist clinics including Interstitial Lung Disease, Bronchiectasis and Sleep Apnoea Services.