Pulmonary Rehabilitation service patients are referred from the community and have various chronic lung conditions, including COPD-emphysema, bronchitis and ILD. The multi-disciplinary programme runs for 6 weeks and each session is made up of an educational element, exercise and relaxation, based on recognised rehabilitation standards.
The sessions are for those who need help to control breathlessness, or are physically de-conditioned or need self-management advice and methods to increase their quality of life, self-esteem and functional performance.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit is based in Llandough hospital. The team consists of a Respiratory Consultant, Specialist Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Nurse, Co-ordinator, Physiotherapist, Generic Technicians, Dietician and Occupational Therapist.
The Occupational Therapist will complete baseline assessments and functional performance before setting short and long term goals.
Goals will be achieved through educational programmes, which will include:
- stress and fatigue management
- energy conservation
- motivational interviewing
Home visits are conducted when needed and GAS recorded. Patients who complete the programme will be given the tools and advice to be able to self-manage symptoms, feel more empowered with improved exercise capacity to engage in activities of daily living.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit
University Hospital Llandough
Referrals: Respiratory team, Multi-disciplinary professionals and GP’s.