Respiratory Physiology and Sleep

The Respiratory and Sleep Sciences department is a multi-disciplinary team made up of consultant clinical scientists, clinical scientists, healthcare scientists, nurses and physiotherapists.
It is our mission to provide, in a culture which is friendly and patient focused, a high quality and timely diagnostic and therapeutic sleep and respiratory service.

The Respiratory and Sleep Sciences Department is a UKAS accredited service (No: 9040) which provides diagnostic and therapeutic investigations for patients with a variety of conditions.
We provide a full range of routine and urgent specialist investigations.

Such tests include, but are not exclusive to, oxygen assessments, bronchial challenge testing, respiratory muscle testing, sleep studies (both limited multichannel and full polysomnography) and full cardiopulmonary testing. We are also responsible for delivering a range of therapies which include supplemental oxygen, CPAP therapy and home non-invasive ventilation.

We run our services across UHCW, at University Hospital in Coventry and Hospital of St Cross in Rugby.

We have recently also developed our service to support the Community Diagnostics Centre (CDC), with further changes to made in the near future to expand this offering.

We offer a fast-track sleep diagnostic service for those patients with suspected sleep disordered breathing who rely on driving for a job. As part of this service, they are also initiated on therapy, if required, as a priority.

We also have a two bedded Polysomnography unit at Hospital of St Cross which allows us to investigate more complex sleep disorders.

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Referrals for our services are via consultants and their teams within the Trust.  

The department is located behind Clinic Three in Outpatients at University Hospital. Respiratory investigations are also performed in the Respiratory and Sleep Services Department at Hospital of St Cross in Rugby.

University Hospital: 02476 966734

Monday and Friday 8am-5.30pm, Tuesday to Thursday 8am-8pm

Hospital of St Cross: Tel: 01788 663888

Monday to Thursday 8am-6pm

If you have any questions or queries regarding our services, please get in contact via email

Sleep: GMBSleep@uhcw.nhs.uk

Oxygen: oxygen@uhcw.nhs.uk

Community Diagnostic Service: respiratorycdc@uhcw.nhs.uk

Home NIV service: niv@uhcw.nhs.uk

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