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Pulmonary Services

The L&D Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team provides Pulmonary Rehabilitation to patients with chronic lung diseases who are limited by shortness of breath. The team covers Luton and South Bedfordshire with three clinic locations across the region.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a seven week course which is run twice a week. The sessions consist of exercise and education.

Clinics

Peter Newton Pavilion
Skimpot Road
Dunstable
LU5 4JU
Monday and Wednesday
10.00-12.00

Inspire Sports Village
Butterfield Green Road
Luton
LU2 8DD
Monday and Wednesday
14.00-16.00

Stanbridge & Tilsworth Community Hall
Stanbridge Road
Tilsworth
LU7 9PN
Tuesday and Friday
14.00-16.00

Psychological Support for Respiratory Difficulties in Bedfordshire

We are here to help and support people to manage the symptoms of their respiratory illness and gain a better quality of life.

This leaflet explains the psychological support available to you within the Respiratory Medicine Services at Bedford and Luton & Dunstable Hospitals.

Who we are
We are set up as part of the integrated COPD service and the Respiratory Medicine clinics of the Luton & Dunstable and Bedford Hospitals. We have a counselling psychologist who offers individual and group interventions as well as support to other professionals.

How can I benefit from meeting with a psychologist?
Each person with respiratory problems will have a different set of challenges, although many of the issues may be similar. You may develop negative feelings such as stress, worry, anxiety and/or low mood as well as unhelpful thoughts. This, in turn, may lead to poor health management and an exacerbation of respiratory conditions. During therapeutic sessions we can talk about your own experience in a non-judgemental space. We can explore how your physical health impacts upon your life and then look at how you would like your life to improve alongside your respiratory condition. Psychological therapy can help you identify what changes are achievable and meaningful to you. Therapy may then help you to develop new skills and/or expand your existing skills to help you work towards your desired changes. For further details, please click here.

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Pulmonary Services

Referral Process

Referral either via ICE, dedicated referral form or clinic letter.

Useful Contacts

  • Service Manager
    Farida Parkar
    Farida.Parkar@ldh.nhs.uk
  • Outpatients booking department:
    01582 561385

  • ldh-tr.ldhpulmonaryrehab@nhs.net
  • Clinic Reception Number:
    01582 718113
  • Urgent issue contact:
    07775 025380
  • Switchboard
    01582 491166