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Respiratory services

The respiratory department provides a comprehensive service to the local population, including both inpatient and outpatient services for most respiratory conditions. These include:

  • Lung cancer
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory infection including pneumonia
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Tuberculosis

We have a well-equipped lung function lab which provides a wide range of tests to help assess breathing disorders and sleep apnoea.

We provide a rapid access, fast-track service for patients with suspected lung cancer and have full interventional bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound and medical thoracoscopy.

Patients referred for investigation of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) should be aware that although they may be investigated and receive a diagnosis at Poole Hospital, currently require referral to Blandford for treatment with a CPAP breathing machine if recommended.


Inpatient services

The main Respiratory ward is A4 (Arne Ward) although patients may also be situated in additional wards depending on available bed capacity. We provide a daily triage service for both acute medical and elderly patients admitted with respiratory disease.

Our main ward includes five negative pressure rooms for patients with potentially infectious tuberculosis. Patients requiring chest drains will usually be managed on A4 and there is the ability to provide non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for patients requiring additional breathing support based on expert assessment by our clinical staff.

For more information about A4 Ward: Click here

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Contact details

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Dr. Crowther:

01202 448154

Dr. Davies:

01202 442691

Dr Punwani:

01202 448154

Dr Rigge:

01202 442691

Secretarial hours: 8.30am-5pm (Mon-Fri)


01202 448483

Lung Function:

01202 448030

A4 (Arne) Ward:

01202 442284

About the team

The team includes consultants, registrars, 
specialist nurses, physiotherapists and physiologists. Our Consultants are:

Dr Simon Crowther

Dr Chris Davies

Dr Ravi Punwani

Dr Lucy Rigge

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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