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Wednesday 18 July 2018
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Respiratory

CAST Team (COPD Assessment and Support Team)

The CAST team provides a number of interrelated functions to address both the chronic and acute needs of the patient. Prevention of admission with referrals taken from primary or secondary care.  Early supported discharge providing a proven, safe and effective alternative to continuing hospital based care. Patients can be cared for at home for up to 14 days.

 

Home Oxygen Therapy Service

The home oxygen therapy service is to review any patient who has been issued home oxygen at least annually to ensure that they meet the criteria for their needs and that is safe and cost effective. During their annual review patients will have their lung function recorded and their treatment optimised.