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Respiratory Medicine, Surgery and Oncology Therapy Team (Inpatients):

The Respiratory Therapy team consists of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and therapy technicians.

We provide a service to the medical wards, surgical wards, oncology wards, critical care and the acute medical unit. We provide respiratory and rehabilitation input to patients admitted to:  A4, A5, the acute medical unit, CCU, SAU, C3, C4, Cornelia, Sandbanks, Durlston and Critical care.

What we do?

As a therapy team we work together to assess and treat patients referred by the surgical, medical and oncology teams due to an acute episode of illness or surgical input. We treat a wide range of patients who have been referred for chest and/or mobility issues occurring during their stay.

We provide respiratory input including acute respiratory care and chronic respiratory disease management alongside rehabilitation to enable patients to safely go home. We provide exercises, advice, support and equipment to facilitate independence.

We work closely with members of the multi-disciplinary team, including nurses, social workers and doctors, as well as liaising with community services for further treatment if required.

Respiratory (outpatients):

We also provide outpatient respiratory therapy for patients with respiratory disease in an outpatient setting to provide advice and education to facilitate self-management.

Working Hours:

Monday - Friday, 08:30 – 16:30.

We provide an on-call service physiotherapy service overnight and at weekends to cover deteriorating patients and patients on critical care. We also provide a weekend service between the hours of 08:30-16:30 for new patients admitted to the Acute Medical Unit or patients who require additional therapy sessions as highlighted by their weekday therapist.


The respiratory office is located in the therapies department, though the team works mainly on the wards.

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Phone graphicTherapy outpatients reception: 01202 442582

Opening times: Monday - Friday 8.10am-4.30pm

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

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