Sleep Clinic Pathway

Sleep Service at Colchester Hospital:

STEP 1: An accepted referral from your General Practitioner or Hospital Consultant to the sleep service for a diagnostic sleep study will be needed to commence the pathway.

STEP 2: Appointment to be booked by the patient via ‘Choose and Book’ system or by contacting the Sleep Secretary.

STEP 3: Diagnostic Sleep Study appointment (Outpatients Department, The Oaks Hospital, Colchester.)

STEP 4: Treatment (CPAP collection: Gainsborough Clinic, Colchester Hospital, Colchester.)

(If you are a candidate for CPAP treatment you will have an appointment arranged through our Secretary to collect the CPAP equipment. Please see below: key links and a video tutorial on how to use the CPAP. If you are a candidate for another type of treatment this will be discussed with you during the consultant’s telephone clinic.)

Please note: If you have a requirement for complex ventilation or neurological sleep disturbances, you may be referred to a specialist respiratory/sleep service for the treatment of your condition. This will be discussed with you if this is the case.

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