COPD Outreach

Contact Names/Numbers/Email Addresses

Contact information01 414 2542
Office HoursMonday – Friday
08:30am – 4.30pm

Description of Department/Service

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow as you exhale and make it increasingly difficult to breathe.

COPD Outreach provides a home visit service to patients with COPD following admission to hospital because of COPD. When you’re ready your hospital doctor may refer you to the outreach programme.

COPD Outreach staff will see you on the ward before you go home. They will decide how often they need to visit depending on their assessment and they will phone you the week after you go home from hospital to arrange a visit.

At each visit they will,

  • Assess your lungs 
  • Monitor your health e.g. blood pressure and heart rate
  • Give you advice on your medications and inhalers
  • Teach you breathing exercises
  • Provide you with an exercise programme if required
  • Help you with any other difficulties relating to your breathing
  • Help you to stop smoking if required

The COPD Outreach team will be available to talk to you on the phone about your breathing until you are discharged from the service

Patient Information

If you have an appointment with COPD Outreach please bring a complete list of your medications including any inhalers or nebulisers you are on. You can keep a list of your medications on the My Medicines leaflet which is useful to have for all medical appointments

COPD Outreach accepts appointments on an inpatient basis only.

For information on COPD please visit www.copd.ie
For information on stopping smoking please go to www.quit.ie
For information on inhaler technique please go to www.asthma.ie

The Team

The COPD outreach department team is
Respiratory Physiotherapist (Clare Baily-Scanlan)
Respiratory Nurse (Louise Cullen).

How to find us

The COPD Outreach Department is located on the ground floor.
Access is via the main entrance, through the Atrium/lobby.
Pass the first set of lifts and turn right onto “Hospital Street” and follow the signage for “COPD Outreach”.

Turn right at the OPD entrance 2 sign. The COPD Outreach Department is located on the left hand side of this corridor just after the intersection.