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Respiratory Service for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) West Sussex

The Community Respiratory Service offers care to the patients with Chronic Respiratory condition (COPD) in the community. We offer care to include making sure the patients are on the right treatment, Oxygen assessments, we provide Pulmonary Rehabilitation and also support the Breathe Easy Groups in the localities.

The team of the Specialist Nurses and Physiotherapists provide care both in home and clinical settings with the aim of improving quality of life and planning care to suit individual needs. We also monitor the patients electronically at home via Telehealth technology.

We work in the following healthcare areas: Breathing problems caused by COPD.
  • Service Location:
    • Adur
    • Arun
    • Crawley
    • Horsham
    • Mid Sussex
    • Worthing
  • How To Access:
    We take referrals from the GP surgeries, the Secondary care hospitals and any other health professionals who identify the need for specialist care. Patients known to our service can refer themselves when care is needed as necessary. Referral forms are available for SCT staff on SCT staff intranet where referral criteria for Nurses/Pulmonary Rehabilitation are clearly outlined.

    Referrals to our service are via One Call
    Telephone: 01293 228311
    Fax: 01293 600399

    We do not cover out of hours and do not have emergency cover. In cases of emergency please contact your on call GP.
  • Contact Details:

    Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex Specialist COPD Service:
    Joan Kilgarriff, Clinical & Team Lead
    Specialist COPD Service office
    1st Floor, Rose Wing
    Horsham Hospital, Hurst Road
    West Sussex
    RH12 2DR
    Tel: 01403 620459
    Hours of service : 08.30 - 16.30. Monday - Friday.

    We are a team consisting of specialist nurses, physiotherapists, health care assistants and administrators, providing patient support around optimisation of treatment, pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen therapy. We are also able to provide information on where to buy or rent nebuliser compressors.
    We do not accept self-referrals. Please contact your GP or healthcare professional if you wish to discuss your respiratory condition.

    Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex Referral Forms:
    Pulmonary rehabilitation referral form
    Specialist referral form

    Adur, Arun & Worthing
    Jo Harrison, COPD Team Lead
    2nd Floor Southfield House
    11 Liverpool Gardens
    BN11 1SE
    Tel: 01273 265851
    Fax: 01903 276938
    Out of hour's service: You can phone our out of hours service on these answer phone. We will contact you within 24 hours.

  • Opening Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • How to find us:
    North for Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex - located at Horsham Hospital

    South for Arun, Adur and Worthing - located at Southfield House, Worthing

    Although we are located in the hospital, we do not hold any clinics routinely and any appointments will be scheduled and clinic room details clearly explained. Otherwise the hospitals have good community bus links and disabled parking available. Parking is limited and we recommend that you take public transport where possible.
  • More Information:


    There are Breathe Easy Groups for patients with long Term Respiratory condition. For more information please contact the Respiratory team.

    Time to Talk Health is a free talking therapies service for adults with COPD in West Sussex. If you’re finding it difficult to cope with COPD, speak to your nurse or doctor to ask for a referral to Time to Talk Health, or self-refer today on our website. Find out more on the Time to Talk Health page.

    Useful websites: British Lung Foundation

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