About this service

Chest and lungs

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Colchester Hospital

We offer this service here, although some tests are performed at Papworth and surgery may be done at the specialist centres at Basildon or the Royal Brompton in London.

When we receive your referral, we decide which tests and investigations you need.  We try to arrange for these tests to be performed before your clinic appointment so that we have all the information we need to make your treatment plan when we see you in clinic.

Please bring with you any inhalers that you use and a list of your current medications

 

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01206 747 474

Ipswich Hospital

We diagnose and treat most conditions of the chest and lungs here.

Surgery is performed in the specialist centres at  Papworth Hospital and the Norfolk and Norwich.

When we receive your referral, we decide which tests and investigations you need.  We try to arrange for these tests to be performed before your clinic appointment so that we have all the information we need to make your treatment plan when we see you in clinic.

Please bring with you any inhalers that you use and a list of your current medications.

The Breathe Easy Ipswich Support Group is a support / self-help group for people affected by lung conditions.

How to get here

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Clinics

Location

The Chest Clinic is in clinic H.

Contact

01473 712 233

Staying in hospital

Ward information

If you need to stay in hospital, you will be admitted to Kirton Ward where we also have a four-bed respiratory high dependency area known as ARCU (Acute Respiratory Care Unit). This unit provides extra help with breathing and oxygen when other treatments aren’t sufficient.

 

Clacton Hospital

We run some clinics at this hospital

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Chest and lungs

We diagnose and treat patients with chest and lung conditions including:

  • pneumonia
  • lung infections
  • COPD (emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis)
  • asthma
  • bronchiectasis
  • lung cancer
  • TB
  • sarcoidosis
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • inflammatory lungs disease
  • asbestos related lung diseases
  • diseases of the pleura (lining of the lungs)
  • pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the lungs)
  • rarer lung diseases
  • sleep apnoea

For information about specific chest and lung conditions see the NHS Choices website

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