Breathlessness Clinic

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

Referrals can be made by SPOR or fax (using the specialist palliative care referral form)  Fax 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.

Further Information

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.

Clinics are held every Monday afternoon as above. We encourage patients to bring a relative or carer with them as this helps all round understanding of the techniques used.

Opening Times:

Monday 13:00 – 17:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Clinics are held every Monday afternoon as above. We encourage patients to bring a relative or carer with them as this helps all round understanding of the techniques used.

For a map showing the location of the car parks at the NNUH, please click here

Contact

Breathlessness Clinic Tel; 01603 287227

Fax; 01603 287880