Our services

What services do we offer?


  • We have a 30 bedded ward (Ward 107, Emergency Care Centre) immediately adjacent to a Medical High Dependency Unit.

  • We provide a Consultant delivered service (one Consultant on call 24/7 for 1 week, called Consultant of Week A) and another consultant (Consultant of the Week B) tasked with referrals and boarded patients. See our "Who's Who" page for other members of the team.


  • We provide a wide variety of clinics and services every day, with approximately 10,000 clinic attendances each year.

  • We travel fortnightly to Elgin, Banff and Peterhead to provide satellite clinics.

  • We provide all the services expected of a tertiary referral centre including Sleep Medicine, Lung Cancer, Interstitial Lung Diseases, Airways Disease including Difficult Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pleural Disease, Tuberculosis and Cystic Fibrosis.

  • We host a satellite clinic for the Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Unit (from Glasgow).

  • All Scottish centres refer to colleagues at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle for lung transplantation.

Our "team"

  • Within our Unit we actually have lots (!) of mini-teams in various sub-specialities.

  • Our staffing includes 10 medical consultants, many other doctors in training, 2 physician associates, multiple specialist nurses including those running our bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound service, a lung physiology team (with services including cardiopulmonary exercise testing and bronchial challenges), physiotherapists, pharmacists, dietitians, healthcare support workers, psychologists and many others.

  • We also regularly host medical students and those from other disciplines, and they are also welcome members of the team during their time with us.

  • We also have close contact with colleagues in other medical specialities, notably cardiology, renal and rheumatology.

  • We have an in-house cardiothoracic surgical team for those patients requiring surgical lung biopsies, thoracoscopy and other forms of surgery.

  • On site we have a large Intensive Care centre and provide the only extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) centre in Scotland and participate in the UK network to offer this life-saving therapy to those in need.