Services and referrals

Early Supported Discharge

Patients registered with a Liverpool or Sefton GP who have been admitted to hospital, or who have attended Accident and Emergency or Medical Assessment Unit with an exacerbation of COPD, can be assessed by a Nurse Practitioner to determine whether, with suitable medication, nursing and social support they can be safely cared for at home and have their discharge expedited.

This service is for patients with an acute exacerbation of COPD. This 7 day service operates 8am - 8pm, accepting referrals from health professionals within acute hospitals. We have teams at the hospitals below: referrals can be made by phone to the relevant hospital:

University Hospital Aintree, Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley L9 7AL

Tel: 0151 529 2514

Fax: 0151 529 2915

Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8XP

Tel: 0151 706 2047

Fax: 0151 706 2017

 

Southport District General Hospital, Town Lane, Southport, PR8 6PW

Tel: 01704 70 4915

Fax: 01704 70 4922

Patients who have been provided with this service can be offered a community Respiratory appointment for a specialist review by one of the Respiratory Consultants. You can be referred by a General Practitioner, Community Matron or Practice Nurse via:

Unplanned Care Direct 0845 345 0878

or

Integrated Care Services 0300 100 1001 (a CRT nurse will respond to assess the patient within 2 hours on acceptance of the referral.)

Hospital at Home Service

This service is currently available for patients registered with a Liverpool or Sefton GP who have a confirmed diagnosis of COPD by spirometry with an acute exacerbation of COPD. In particular patients in whom emergency admission to hospital could potentially be avoided by timely assessments and on-going management at home.

Patients who have been provided with this service can be offered a community respiratory appointment for a specialist review by one of the Respiratory Consultants. You can be referred by your GP, Community Matron or Practice Nurse via:

Unplanned Care Direct 0845 345 0878

COPD Optimisation Appointments

Patients who have been admitted to Aintree University Hospital, Royal Liverpool University and Broadgreen Hospital Trust, or Southport and Ormskirk District General Hospital, with an exacerbation of COPD who are not already under a Chest Consultant can be referred for a Community COPD Optimisation review.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Venues

Litherland Sports Park, Boundary Road, L21 7LA

The Dunes, Splashworld, Southport, Esplanade, PR8 1RR