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COVID-19 update:  Our hospital is still fully open for appointments and admissions, however visitors are not permitted.

London's leading Respiratory Unit

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital has one of the most revolutionary and innovative Respiratory Units – dedicated to diagnosing all respiratory disorders.

Staffed by some of the finest physiologists and Consultants we offer expert care in a calm and caring environment as well as fast and accurate diagnosis using the latest state-of-the-art equipment.

The highly skilled team specialise in treating conditions such as Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, sleep disordered breathing and allergy. Test results are normally available within 24 hours.

Our expertise

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.


Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0207 806 4060.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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    Allergy Clinic

    Our London-based Allergy Unit is fully equipped to deal with all types of allergies affecting both adults and children from birth. The Consultants assess each patients case history and symptoms to identify and treat the problem.

    Our charity

    St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is a charity, which means that every time you come here for a treatment, you are helping someone less fortunate than yourself.

    Our aim is to care for the sick, whilst using the profits we make to fund our on-site hospice and clinics. We aim to make sure patients receive the support and treatment they need in an environment that is safe and secure, offering the very highest standards of care to all who seek it.

    As a charity, we must operate on a not-for-profit basis and our assets are used for charitable purposes.

    Careers

    Whether you’re looking for clinical, corporate or operational roles, take the next step in your career at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital.

    We pride ourselves on the close-knit community we have at the Hospital, and the development and happiness of our staff. Join a feel-good environment that provides you with opportunities to develop your expertise.

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