Acute respiratory hubs
Increasing capacity for respiratory appointments
Supporting respiratory services in coastal and rural locations
With the collaborative support of Hywel Dda University Health Board, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, Life Sciences Hub Wales and Respiratory Innovation Wales, the Breathe Better Hub improved access to respiratory services by bringing them closer to homes.
From supermarket car parks to leisure centres, the mobile respiratory unit helping to cut waiting times and improve access to treatment for respiratory services.
- Increasing care capacity in underserved areas
- Diagnostics services supporting FeNo, providing an indication of the level of inflammation in the lungs, aiding the diagnosis of asthma
- Provided lung health education
We are seeing 3 to 4 times more patients than a Health Board would in a hospital setting, because of the community location.
Dr Phillip Webb
Chief Executive at Respiratory Innovation Wales
Acute respiratory infection hub
Helping to relieve pressures in primary and secondary care
With a wave of respiratory infections and capacity limits stretched within GP Practices, we worked with Procare to develop an innovative and flexible solution.
The mobile Acute Respiratory Infection Hub (ARI) supported GP practices across Guildford and Waverley, providing additional capacity and convenient access to care for patients, with additional appointment slots relieving pressures in both primary and secondary care.
The ARI aimed to reduce the risk of hospital admissions by ensuring patients were seen quicker for earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Using a mobile respiratory hub has enabled us to access the heart of communities and offer additional on-the-day appointments. Patients can come on board and receive an excellent clinical experience for early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, which helps to ease pressure on primary care and busy GP surgeries across the region.
Director of Operations for Procare Health Ltd
Mobile lung screening unit
UK's largest lung health screening trial
Launching in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the University of Leeds and Yorkshire Cancer Research - the mobile screening units were able to screen thousands of people.
- Located within supermarket car parks to improve public access
- Education and support available on board
- Ability to detect multiple types of cancer at an earlier stage, when treatments are more effective
The Leeds lung health check
Taking screening into community settings in order to detect disease and cancer at the earliest possible stage
lung health checks and kidney screenings
people detected to have cancer, the majority at early stage
Innovations to save lives
This relocatable healthcare unit is ideal for the changing demands of modern clinical provision. Increase clinical capacity and deliver improved efficiencies by providing care on hospital estates or out in the community.
Reach people in the heart of communities for care closer to home. This HTM compliant clinical environment can be quickly and easily set-up, allowing for multiple moves per day to respond to clinical needs.