Respiratory Department

The Respiratory department at Salisbury District Hospital cares for patients with chest diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), tuberculosis, sleep related breathing disorders and lung cancer. The department carry out investigations into lung disease using a variety of techniques such as EBUS, bronchoscopy, X-rays and scans and care for patients with respiratory disease both on the respiratory wards and as outpatients.

How the Stars Appeal is making a difference:

  • Advanced diagnostic and treatment equipment, such as the new endobronchial ultrasound and thoracoscopy machines
  • Enhancing the environment, for example with furnishings, décor and artwork
  • Refreshments for outpatients
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Stars Appeal water cooler and beverage trolley
  • Visits from hospital Chaplains
  • Specialist training and education for staff
  • Supporting staff wellbeing and morale
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