The L&D Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team provides Pulmonary Rehabilitation to patients with chronic lung diseases who are limited by shortness of breath. The team covers Luton and South Bedfordshire with three clinic locations across the region.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a seven week course which is run twice a week. The sessions consist of exercise and education.
Referral either via ICE, dedicated referral form or clinic letter.
Peter Newton Pavilion
Monday and Wednesday
Inspire Sports Village
Butterfield Green Road
Monday and Wednesday
Stanbridge & Tilsworth Community Hall
Tuesday and Friday
Psychological Support for Respiratory Difficulties in Bedfordshire
We are here to help and support people to manage the symptoms of their respiratory illness and gain a better quality of life.
This leaflet explains the psychological support available to you within the Respiratory Medicine Services at Bedford and Luton & Dunstable Hospitals.
Who we are
We are set up as part of the integrated COPD service and the Respiratory Medicine clinics of the Luton & Dunstable and Bedford Hospitals. We have a counselling psychologist who offers individual and group interventions as well as support to other professionals.
How can I benefit from meeting with a psychologist?
Each person with respiratory problems will have a different set of challenges, although many of the issues may be similar. You may develop negative feelings such as stress, worry, anxiety and/or low mood as well as unhelpful thoughts. This, in turn, may lead to poor health management and an exacerbation of respiratory conditions. During therapeutic sessions we can talk about your own experience in a non-judgemental space. We can explore how your physical health impacts upon your life and then look at how you would like your life to improve alongside your respiratory condition. Psychological therapy can help you identify what changes are achievable and meaningful to you. Therapy may then help you to develop new skills and/or expand your existing skills to help you work towards your desired changes. For further details, please click here.
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford we will call one designated member of family every day between 1.30pm and 4.30pm with a daily phone update. Those who miss a call back during this time and are concerned can contact the helpline on 01234 730500.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.