What We Treat

We offer state-of-the-art facilities at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth where the Respiratory Unit to help diagnose all respiratory disorders.

Assessments can be done for occupational exposures to identify the best treatment plan. We also offer a comprehensive Skin Allergy Testing service to identify substances responsible for a variety of Allergic conditions.

With our unparalleled flexibility and expertise we offer our patients the ultimate standard of care and treatment.



Respiratory Unit Services

Full Lung Function

Full Lung Function

Comprises spirometry, lung volumes and gas transfer, this will assess not just how much air you have to come and go on, but also how well your lungs are working.

Spirometry With Flow Volume Loop

Spirometry is used to assess airflow and the nature of the airways.

Oxygen Assessment For Air Travel

Pre & Post Bronchodilator Studies

Bronchodilator studies is used to assess the effectiveness of inhaled medications on the airways and can be used to adjust treatment.

Peak Flow & FEV1 Home Studies

Peak Flow & FEV1 Home Studies

This is used serially to assist with the diagnosis of Asthma.

Oxygen Assessment For Air Travel

Overnight SpO2 Home Studies

Measures the saturated oxygen levels in your blood continuously throughout the night.

Oxygen Assessment For Air Travel

Oxygen Assessment For Air Travel (Fitness To Fly)

This test simulates the conditions of air travel to assess whether in-flight oxygen is required.

Methacholine Challenge

Methacholine Challenge

This is a bronchial provocation challenge to determine the presence of asthma or hypersensitivity.

Ambulatory Oxygen Assessment

Six Minute Walk Test

This is a standardised exercise test to assess the oxygen levels in the blood during exercise.

Ambulatory Oxygen Assessment

Ambulatory Oxygen Assessment

This is a standardised exercise test to assess the oxygen levels in the blood during exercise on room air and on different rates of supplemental oxygen; it helps the Consultants to evaluate domiciliary oxygen requirements.

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET or CPX)

Blood Gas Analysis

Blood gas analysis looks at the Oxygen and Carbon dioxide levels in the blood. This is monitored in a number of lung conditions, especially when long term oxygen therapy or supplemental oxygen is required.

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET or CPX)

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET or CPX)

The CPET is used to evaluate the body’s maximal ability  to uptake Oxygen and produce Carbon dioxide during exercise, it determines the anaerobic threshold which is used for general anaesthetic assessment as well as an assessment of disability in Respiratory disease.

Sleep Studies

Sleep Studies

Sleep studies aim to diagnose sleep disordered breathing (SDB), and may be used to exclude obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). They are used to assess breathing throughout the night via a range of measurements including airflow, snoring levels, oxygen levels, heart rate, muscle effort and body position. This can all be fitted in the clinic, and then worn overnight at home in the comfort of your own bed.

Allergy Skin Tests

Allergy Skin Tests

Skin prick allergy tests assess the presence and severity of allergy to specific allergens.

Allergy Skin Tests

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

CPAP is the most widely advocated and effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). It is a machine that supports the airways throughout the night, significantly reduces snoring and sleep disruption caused by OSA.

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Steve Barnes - Hospice Director

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