The Outpatient Clinic of Respiratory Diseases, procedure unit and inpatient ward examine and treat various respiratory diseases. Patients needing emergency care are admitted to the Emergency Department at all hours of the day.
Outpatient Clinic and Procedure Unit
The majority of patients are admitted to the outpatient clinic for examinations, based on a referral from a basic health care physician. Prior to their appointment with the clinic, patients receive a letter with information regarding the appointment and examinations.
The most common examinations are various respiratory function tests. The procedure unit, located at the outpatient unit, conducts bronchoscopies, during which cell samples and biopsies may also be taken. Some of the bronchoscopies also involve an ultrasound examination.
Patients requiring a longer treatment period are treated at the inpatient ward. The majority of patients are admitted to the ward via the Emergency Department because of acute symptoms. As well as a respiratory specialist, the ward staff also includes nurses specialised in respiratory conditions, and physiotherapists, who provide care with a rehabilitative approach. The aim is to transfer patients to home care as soon as possible.