Community Respiratory Service


Based In Barrow and Kendal, our Community Respiratory Teams provide specialist care and advice to people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other chronic lung diseases across South Cumbria.

All teams are multidisciplinary and consist of specialist nurses and specialist physiotherapists, some teams also include occupational therapists, who provide care in people’s homes and other community settings. The teams also offer support and education to the patients and their families on how best to manage their condition and improve their quality of life.

All of the teams offer Pulmonary Rehabilitation which is one of the only treatments that can help people with chronic lung disease do more and become less breathless.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a 7-8 week course for adults with COPD or another chronic lung disease who struggle with breathlessness during daily activity (e.g. walking or dressing).

During the course, specialist physiotherapists guide patients through individualised tailored exercises that they can do to help their specific condition. They give patients advice on how to manage their disease better and the course is an opportunity for patients and their families to talk to professionals and peers about their conditions.

If you have a chronic lung disease, struggle with breathlessness when doing everyday activities and are keen to improve your health and knowledge about your condition, ask your GP or practice nurse whether Pulmonary Rehabilitation would be suitable for you.

What our patients say about us:

"They made me feel at ease throughout the clinic. I received all the necessary information to make decision about my care and came out feeling more positive."

You can access the service through your GP, practice nurse or by self-referring using the contact details below.

Contact Details

Community Respiratory Team
2 Fairfield Lane
Barrow in Furness
LA13 9AH
Tel: 01229 402552

Community Respiratory Team
2 Weavers Court
Westmorland General Hospital
Burton Road
Tel: 01539 716670

Updated November 2018

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