We offer home and community services and treatment of respiratory conditions across Central Lancashire.

The Cardio Respiratory Service are a team of experienced specialist nurses and physiotherapists who offer a wide variety of services for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) living in the Preston, Longridge, Chorley and South Ribble areas.

We offer personalised care and provide advice and education to help patients to manage their own condition, recognise the early signs of an infection and know when to seek medical advice. We aim to support people with COPD to stay healthy and remain in their own home wherever possible.

Some of the services we offer are:

  • Spirometry Diagnostic Clinic for COPD
  • Admission Avoidance
  • Supported Hospital Discharge
  • Specialist COPD review (nurse or physio)
  • Breathlessness Management
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Palliative Care

How do I access the service?

Referrals are accepted from GPs, medical and nursing staff from both Chorley and Preston hospitals, Community Matrons, District Nurses and self-referrals from patients already known to us.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a course for adults living with COPD or another chronic lung disease who struggle with breathlessness during daily activities (e.g walking or dressing).

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is offered in 2 venues across Central Preston, Chorley and South Ribble (Buckshaw Community Centre and Minerva Health Centre).

Referrals will be received by any health care professional involved in your care (for example; consultants, GPs, practice nurses and district nurses).

Following referral a respiratory physiotherapist will ensure that you understand the benefits, explain the individualised programme and discuss when the programme will be able to begin. 

During the course you will receive individualised tailored exercises that can you’re your specific condition. The course will provide advice on how to manage your disease better and an opportunity to talk to health care professionals and peers about their condition.

What our patients say about us:

“A benefit I realised from taking this course was a raising of self-confidence and an awareness of improving my physical situation.”

“My confidence in myself increased, I feel able to cope with my condition and that the outlook is not as bad as I had feared. Life is quite good again.”

“I was definitely fitter at the end. I found muscles which I had not used for ages, making many everyday tasks easier to cope with.”

“The course has helped me gain control of my breathing and to become more relaxed and confident.”

This service is available for patients with an infective or non-infective exacerbation of COPD to either avoid a hospital admission or support you after a hospital admission.

We aim to support people with COPD to stay well and remain in their own home where possible.

Referral Method

In the first instance referral would need to come from a health care professional.

Once known to the service you are welcome to contact us using the contact details below.

Once referred the service will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible.

Adult Community Respiratory Service

8am to 8pm every day of the week including bank holidays.

Telephone: 01772 777042

Diagnostic spirometry clinic is a specialist review by respiratory specialist nurse or respiratory physiotherapist.

You can be referred to the outpatient clinics by a health care professional involved in your care.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the service.

Adult Community Respiratory Service

Telephone: 01772 777042

We offer clinic appointments at three venues:

Minerva Health Centre
Lowthorpe Road, Deepdale, Preston PR1 6SB

Chorley Health Centre
Collison Avenue, Chorley PR7 2TH

Leyland Clinic
Yewlands Drive, Leyland, Preston PR25 2TN