Services

Respiratory Unit

The Respiratory Unit is one of the most revolutionary and innovative of its kind; dedicated to diagnosing all respiratory disorders.



Respiratory Unit

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Respiratory function tests are an important tool in the diagnosis of lung disorders. The service provides the specialist with the information to prescribe optimal treatment and to assess its effectiveness.

The service is an outpatient based service, all investigations are carried out by highly qualified Respiratory Physiologists and reported by a Consultant in Thoracic Medicine.

Our Respiratory Unit is well equipped and able to offer an extensive range of Respiratory investigations including:

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPX)
  • Oxygen Assessment for Air Travel
  • Bronchial Challenge with Mannitol
  • Full Lung Function
  • Spirometry/Flow Volume Loop
  • Pre and Post Bronchodilator measurements
  • Blood gases (Capillary and Arterial)
  • SpO2 Measurement
  • Overnight SpO2 Studies
  • Sleep Studies
  • Skin Prick Airborne Allergy Testing
  • 6 Minute Walk Test
  • Ambulatory Oxygen Assessment
  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)

A fully developed and well established sleep screening and sleep apnoea service is available; this includes assessment and treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea using CPAP.

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Please note as of August 30th 2016 the Respiratory Department has moved into its brand new facility located on the 1st floor of the main Hospital building.

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