South Tyneside District Hospital

The Acute Respiratory Assessment Service (ARAS) provides a specialist service for the assessment, management and treatment maximisation of patients with respiratory conditions who live in South Tyneside. The team works across both primary and secondary care liaising closely with GPs, primary care staff, community matrons and acute consultants to assess and treat patients in South Tyneside aiming to prevent hospital admission. Where patients are admitted to hospital with a worsening of their respiratory condition the service will aim to facilitate assisted discharge of patients from hospital and provide on-going community support in the form of home visits and monitoring.

Other services:

  • Provision of patients for home oxygen therapy (on discharge from hospital only)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Non-invasive therapy
  • Outpatient nurse led clinics
  • Nebuliser provision
  • Education Programmes

Sunderland Royal Hospital

We have an extensive inpatient and outpatient Respiratory medicine service within Sunderland Royal Hospital.

E54 is our acute respiratory ward; it has 28 beds, accommodating both male and female patients with a variety of respiratory diseases. The ward offers an acute non-invasive ventilation service, with dedicated beds and highly skilled staff.

The hospital also has a dedicated Chest Clinic in the main Outpatients department.

The Pulmonary Function department is located in the Chest Clinic and offers a wide variety of extensive lung function tests.
Our Respiratory Consultants help patients with a variety of Chest problems including, COPD, Asthma, IPF, Bronchiectasis, Lung cancer and Tuberculosis.

Our specialist nurses provide nurse led clinics every week including Smoking Cessation and a designated Learning Disabilities Clinic which has been adapted to patient needs. Our Specialist nurses also offer telephone advice and ward visits to support patients and staff.

The department also boasts a comprehensive sleep service with full diagnostic sleep studies and provision of CPAP therapy.

There are approximately 400 new lung cancer patients per annum – the LCNS offers ongoing support from diagnosis. There are four nurse led clinic’s per week plus support and advise within ward area for all patients with lung cancer.

Contact us

South Tyneside District Hospital

Telephone direct line: (0191) 4041062
Fax: (0191) 2022166
Bleep via switchboard: (0191) 4041000 ask for bleep 826

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Chest Clinic: 0191 5699102
Ward E54: 0191 5656256

Finding us

South Tyneside District Hospital

Harton Lane
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE34 0PL

Ward 10 is located on the third floor of the Ingham Wing, South Tyneside District Hospital, Harton Lane, South Shields. NE34 0PL

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Ward E54 – located on E floor in main hospital (entrance via Kayll road main entrance)
Chest Clinic – allocated in general outpatients, entrance 5, Chester Wing.

Our team

South Tyneside District Hospital

Respiratory Nurse Specialists - Claire Southwick, Mandy Baker, Jamie Mackintosh, Tracey Brydon, Bev Robson
Staff Nurse - John Weir
Auxiliary Nurse - Chris Langley
Secretary - Bev Redpath
Consultant - Dr Shipley, Dr Shah and Dr Macnair
Matron - Sarah Sasmazer
Ward Manager - Emma Grey
Deputy Ward Managers - Janice Smith, Jo Turnbull and Lyndsey Nattress

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Sister Sharon Stothard – Respiratory Nurse / Chest Clinic Manger
Sister Susan Pollock – Lead Lung Cancer Nurse
Sister Mayflor Bernal – Ward Manager E54
Samantha Rump - Matron
Michelle Ferguson – Directorate Manager GIM
Dr K K Sridharan – Clinical Lead
Dr N Chamberlin – Respiratory Consultant
Dr P Dutta – Respiratory Consultant
Dr M Rangar – Respiratory Consultant

Lung Function and Sleep Department

Our Lung Function and Sleep Department at South Tyneside District Hospital use specialised equipment to help identify and stage the severity of breathing disorders. We also screen patients who may have sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnoea.

Contact us:

0191 4041000 extension 3201 or 3202

Finding us:

We are based at South Tyneside District Hospital, Harton Lane, NE34 0PL

Our team:

Head of Service and Respiratory Physiologist: Alison O’Brien

Respiratory Physiologist: James Andrew