Respiratory Centre

The Respiratory Centre is a multi-professional team dedicated to improving the care and quality of life of respiratory patients. We aim to provide a supportive and easily accessible service based on the needs of each individual.

The Respiratory Centre (TRC) was initially established to help reduce hospital admissions, length of stay and improve the quality of care for local chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, and won several awards for this innovative approach. COPD is the name for a collection of lung diseases that cause breathing problems.

Southampton has one of the lowest lengths of stay nationwide for patients with COPD and our unique admission avoidance service means that we can often offer same day appointments for patients requiring urgent reviews.

We now also provide intermediate care for a wider spectrum of respiratory disease and long-term breathing difficulties, including difficult asthma, allergies, interstitial lung disease, respiratory failure needing domiciliary ventilatory support and those in need of end of life care. More information on the conditions we treat.

We work closely with the pulmonary function laboratory (who carry out lung function diagnostic tests) and act as a point of access to the allergy and immunology service.

The Respiratory Centre is based at Southampton General Hospital and employs specialist staff including respiratory consultants, specialist nurses, physiotherapists and dieticians.

Services we provide

Services provided by the Respiratory Centre include oxygen assessments, nurse-led local clinics, fitness to fly assessments, community home visits and palliative care. See Treatments and services at the Respiratory Centre.

Patient satisfaction

Please fill in The Respiratory Centre patient questionnaire and return it to us at our address or by emailing  

Please do not use this email for enquiries relating to your condition or an appointment. All enquiries of this nature should be made using the phone numbers listed in the contact us section.