Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust runs this service at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital.
The Trust's specialist respiratory nurse has a Trust wide role that offers support and education to health care professionals, patients and their families. She is involved with the care and treatment of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, respiratory failure and Bronchiectasis.
Patients with long-term respiratory disease are managed by the specialist respiratory nurse who ensures a holistic and cross boundary approach to their treatment and care.
The specialist respiratory nurse's role is to help prevent admission and empower patient to manage his or her own disease. The nurse is happy for patients to contact her via the switchboard for advice and support.