Respiratory Coordinated Care Program - managing your lung problems at home
How we can help you
We care for people who have a long-term lung conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema or chronic bronchitis), bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, and other lung conditions.
We provide education, information, exercise plans and support so you can learn to manage your long-term lung problem at home.
We work with you, your lung specialist, local doctor, family and carer.
We are nurses and physiotherapists who have specialised in caring for people with lung conditions.
Our nurses and physiotherapists will come and see you at your home. We will undertake a comprehensive assessment of your health and provide a personalised plan to help you manage your condition and improve the quality of your life.
To be able to use this service you must have a formal diagnosis of a chronic lung condition, live within the Prince of Wales Hospital catchment area and have a local doctor or specialist who we can speak with about your care.
To start using this service, to make or cancel an appointment please telephone 9382 3486.
Can I choose the day and time for my appointment/s?
We will try and accommodate your preferences however, we have a list of patients and will visit those who are more unwell first.
How often will the nurse or physio visit me at home?
We will review your individual health and needs and visit you at home as required e.g. we will visit more regularly if you need help to overcome a chest infection and to prevent you from getting more unwell.
We are a teaching hospital and you may be asked to be involved in research or for a student to be present at your appointment. You have a right to say no. If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.
Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us by telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.