This is a nurse-led clinic located in the Colney Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital but we also work closely with Priscilla Bacon Lodge who also have a Breathlessness clinic.
We aim to improve the quality of life for people suffering breathing problems associated with any life limiting illness, primary/secondary lung cancer or mesothelioma, non-malignant illness, respiratory, heart failure, chronic renal failure and neurological conditions.
Patients are assessed, relaxation and breathing techniques are taught, practical and emotional support is offered.
Referrals can be made by SPOR or fax (using the specialist palliative care referral form) 01603 287880, from GPs, consultants, community specialist palliative care nurses, community matrons, Ward staff, and cancer specialist nurses. The patient also needs to have been seen by a doctor prior to the referral to rule out reversible causes of breathlessness.
Patients must be well enough to travel.
Enquries should be referred to Anna Farrar, CNS Specialist Palliative Care, on the main contact telephone number below.
Frequently asked questions
1. How can I be referred to the clinic?
Answer. Your hospital doctor, GP, district nurse, community matron or specialist nurse can refer you to the clinic.
2. Where is the clinic held?
Answer. In The Colney Centre. NNUH Maps
3. Who runs the clinic?
Answer. The clinic is run by a Palliative Care Specialist Nurse, Anna Farrar and a Specialist Doctor in Palliative Medicine, Sanda Hlaing.
4. Can I bring someone with me?
Answer. Yes. We would recommend that you come with a relative, friend or carer.
5. How long will each appt last?
Answer. You will usually be seen for about an hour.
6. How many sessions will I have to attend?
Answer. This will depend on your needs. On average, 4 sessions.
7. How long between each appt?
Answer. The appts are usually weekly, but they can be adapted according to your needs.
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