Reduced services due to Covid-19
Together with the rest of the NHS, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is preparing for the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. During this time, your care may change a little, for example it may be delivered in a different way, or may have to be postponed for a while. We will try to explain why we have to take these steps below.
As a result of the outbreak, we are prioritising the care we normally provide, and some services will be restricted or closed. We will be writing to patients who are affected. If you were expecting to attend one of our clinics in the next few days and have not received a letter, please phone the number provided on your original appointment letter to confirm whether you should still attend.
To see whether one of our services is affected please click here: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service-update/
The team see housebound patients in their homes, provide respiratory clinics in our community hospitals and work alongside GPs and practice nurses to promote best practice in the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). People affected by COPD are often breathless, have a cough and phlegm and may get lots of chest infections. It is usually caused by smoking. The aim of the service is to improve the care delivered to patients, reduce avoidable admissions to hospital, minimise length of stay, support self management and offer support and clinical advise to healthcare professionals. The service works closely with the Community Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service.
Patients referred to the service must have a diagnosis of COPD confirmed by spirometry, a recent acute COPD exacerbation requiring hospital admission, a history of frequent COPD exacerbation or because of their COPD or would benefit from a specialist review.
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
Call our administration team on 01509 410 177.