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Paediatric Respiratory and Asthma Service at St George's Hospital

St George’s NHS Trust is developing a paediatric respiratory and asthma service providing support for children from Wandsworth, Merton and south west Thames areas who have respiratory (breathing) problems and/or asthma.

Respiratory medicine involves the care of patients with all forms of respiratory disease. Respiratory specialists deal with over 30 different conditions, some very common and some rare. Care is given by multidisciplinary respiratory teams involving doctors, specialist respiratory nurses, community respiratory teams, respiratory physiotherapists and specialist respiratory technicians as well as other medical staff.

The Paediatric Respiratory and Asthma service at St George's Hospital offers:

  • Multidisciplinary assessment, investigation and treatment of children aged 0-16 with acute and long-term respiratory disorders
  • Weekly general respiratory clinics (Friday morning)
  • Weekly asthma clinics and a weekly nurse-led asthma clinic, supported by lung function testing including spirometry and exhaled nitric oxide measurements. Close links to allergy service.
  • Quarterly joint transition clinics with adult respiratory nurse specialist. (Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoons)
  • Monthly joint clinics with ENT for complex airway issues
  • Monthly joint clinics with newborn services for infants with chronic lung disease of prematurity and other congenital lung lesions
  • Alternate monthly joint clinics with neurodevelopmental team for children with complex neurodevelopmental issues impacting on the respiratory system
  • Fortnightly flexible bronchoscopy lists
  • Inpatient and outpatient sleep studies including oximetry, capnography and polysomnography (inpatient only)
  • Expertise in the management of infants and children with congenital lung abnormalities in conjunction with the paediatric surgeons
  • Nurse Led clinic on Friday mornings

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Who to contact

Telephone
Website
www.stgeorges.nhs.uk
Parent Organisation
St George's Hospital

Where to go

Name
St George's Healthcare NHS Trust
Address
Blackshaw Road
Tooting
London
Postcode
SW17 0QT
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Availability

Age Ranges
0 - 17 years
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

GPs and other referring healthcare professionals can refer directly by letter, fax or through Choose & Book.

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Local Offer

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What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To access the services at St George's Hospital (other than the Accident & Emergency Department) you will generally need to be referred by your General Practitioner (GP) or another medical professional.

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