Community Respiratory Resource Unit (CRRU)
The Community Respiratory Resource Unit (CRRU) team is made up of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physiotherapists, an Occupational Therapist and Lead Consultant.
The service aims to provide multidisciplinary care to support those living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Various assessments and treatments are provided to those suffering from COPD with the aim of improving quality of life for both patients and carers such as:
- ensuring people have an awareness about their condition and self-management strategies
- managing anxiety and depression.
The team also assists accelerated discharge support from hospital, aiming to reduce bed usage and encourage the appropriate use of Primary Care resources.
The team run the UHB’s Home Oxygen Service, assessing and monitoring those who need long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) and carrying out risk assessments from a health and safety perspective for those discharged home with palliative oxygen.
CRRU Referral Process
We receive referrals from a wide variety of sources – GPs, A&E, inpatient ward staff, CRT’s and other services within Cardiff and Vale UHB. We work with individuals who are age 18 and above. Patients must be residents of Cardiff and Vale communities. Referral forms can be found on the intranet page.
Community Respiratory Resource Unit (CRRU) Office
University Hospital Llandough