Respiratory/Chest Unit

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Respiratory/Chest Unit 

The Chest Unit at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust cares for patients with respiratory disorders, such as breathing problems and long-term or chronic lung disease.

We offer a range of specialist services including oxygen therapy and biopsies, as well as closely monitoring lung cancer patients.

We also offer outreach services to allow patients to be treated at home and avoid unnecessary hospital admission.

Patient information leaflets

Popular patient information leaflets for respiratory physiology:

Useful Links:

Asthma UK - HomepageAsthma UK is the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.2 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.

British Lung Foundation - information and support.

Home Oxygen Service - NHS website with information about oxygen at home and where local suppliers are  

Lung and Asthma Information Agency - has many online factsheets