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The respiratory medicine inpatient ward is based on ward 23 at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), a 28-bed ward which has a dedicated four-bed respiratory high dependency unit (RHDU) and four-bed acute respiratory care unit (ARCU).

We offer treatment to patients who present with respiratory problems such as asthma, pneumonia, pleural disease, pulmonary embolus and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

It’s a highly specialist multidisciplinary team including respiratory consultants, nurses and physiotherapists with bespoke training provided to new staff.

We have three respiratory specialist nurses who provide help to patients with acute exacerbations of COPD and severe asthma. While on the ward our respiratory nurses deliver education to patients and work with community services. They set patients up with home CPAP/non-invasive ventilation, home oxygen and home nebulisers.

The ward also has input from specialised respiratory physiotherapy experts who help treat patients with severe respiratory failure and patients stepped down from our Intensive Care Unit.

If you’re considering a role within this department, previous experience of this speciality is not essential, a bespoke training programme will be offered to all new staff.

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Ward 23 Staff

Our ward is staffed by a team of junior doctors, four foundation doctors (newly qualified), three doctors who have been qualified for two-to-four years, and two registrars (qualified for more than four years and training to become a respiratory specialist).

Sister Shelley Berry leads a team of junior sisters, staff nurses and healthcare workers.

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