Top rating for Bury lung service

Our Bury lung care service has been rated as the best in the region and one of the best in the country.

Lung service ratingThe Bury Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Service is made up of four specialist nurses. They work with people who have lung problems to help them to stay healthy and out of hospital.

Data collected by national body NHS Digital has ranked the service as the best in the region and fourth in the country for preventing people from being re-admitted to hospital.

The nurses provide self-care education to help people confidently and effectively manage their own condition.  This improves their independence and overall quality of life. 

People are supported to develop effective inhaler techniques, which aim to help if they become short of breath.  The nurses also help each patient to develop an individual flare up plan. This supports them to stay well through eating healthily, drinking plenty of fluids and generally taking care of themselves.

Thanks to their success, the nurses are working with local and regional partners to allow best practice to be shared with other services.

Fiona Dures, COPD Specialist Nurse, said; “We are committed to delivering the best possible care to our patients and helping them to stay healthy and in their own home. 

“We’re really proud to have ranked so highly in the data collected by NHS Digital, as it reinforces that we are doing the right thing for our patients. 

“We work closely with hospital colleagues and must give particular thanks to Dr Catherine Houghton and Dr Dee O’Riordhan, who work at Fairfield General Hospital.

“We will continue to work with our patients and partners to continually review the care we provide, so we can grow from strength to strength.”

For further details about the Bury COPD Service visit www.penninecare.nhs.uk/bury-copd