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.


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 forms
Specialist Referral forms

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.

Useful websites: British Lung Foundation