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Saturday 24 August 2019
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For Patients

This section provides information for patients and their relatives / carers.  For clinical information please see our professionals section or view our further information area for information which isn't contained here.

 

We hope that you will find the pages useful and helpful.

 

  • patient lying on a bed, chest being examined Chest drain insertionA chest drain is a narrow plastic tube that is used to drain air or fluid from the chest cavity. Chest drain insertion is a procedure, which involves the placement of a drain into the patient's chest cavity through the chest wall.
  • patient lying on a bed, chest being examined Common Chest ConditionsOverview of some common chest conditions
  • male patient, having this throat examined by a Doctor Flexible BronchoscopeFlexible bronchoscopy involves inspecting the breathing passages using a fine plastic telescope called a flexible bronchoscope. This procedure is usually recommended to look for an abnormality in the airways or to take samples of lung tissue or lung fluids.
  • man in bed (patient), manual handling Inpatient ServicesThe majority of our respiratory patients are nursed on ward H1
  • patient lying on a bed, chest being examined Needle Biopsy of LungA needle biopsy of the lung is carried out using a CT or ultrasound scan to try to identify the cause of an abnormal area of lung tissue.
  • patient lying on a bed, chest being examined PleurodesisPleurodesis involves the introduction of liquid into the space between the lungs and chest wall. The purpose is to produce a reaction that will cause the lung to stick to the chest wall to prevent a recurrence of fluid or air in the pleural space.