Acute Respiratory Assessment Service (ARAS) COPD support team - North Manchester
Who is the service for?
Patients with COPD requiring acute care during an exacerbation of their condition or ongoing chronic support to enable them to manage their chest condition. Referrals come from GPs, Practice nurses, Respiratory Consultants and acute wards at NMGH.
What does the service provide?
Acute home care – from hospital or to avoid admission
Quality Assurance of Spirometry in GP practices
Respiratory Support/education to healthcare professionals
Who will patients meet while under your department/service’s care?
Administrator – Takes telephone calls and makes appointments
Nurses – assess patients in hospital/clinic, deliver home care and education in patients homes
Physiotherapists – deliver exercise programmes at patients homes and in some local community centres
Assistant Practitioner – assists nurses/physiotherapist and does home visits
When is the service available?
Office Hours are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
For patients known to the service we also cover 5pm – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 1pm Weekends and bank holidays
Where is the service provided?
Patients homes, community venues and visits to acute hospital wards.
Department Contact details:
Tel: 0161 720 4709
Fax: 0161 720 2954
ARAS Lead Nurse:
Dr David Weir
Dr David Allen