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.
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.