How to be referred
You can be referred to the following parts of the service by your GP or other healthcare professionals:
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Intervention Clinic
- Acute Respiratory Assessment Service (ARAS)
- Respiratory Physiotherapy
The following clinics will predominantly be used for follow up from the hospital:
- Respiratory Nurse Clinics
- Respiratory Consultant Clinics
Early Supported Discharge can only be accessed if you are admitted into hospital with your breathing and the consultant/respiratory nurses feel that you are appropriate for Early Supported Discharge.
The Bedfordshire Integrated COPD Service operates Monday to Friday, 8.00 – 17.00.
There are dedicated telephone numbers for the service:
Main Telephone: 01582 497483
Acute Respiratory Assessment Service (ARAS): 07535 977268
Pulmonary Rehabilitation: 07775 025380