Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital operates in some of the most economically deprived areas in the UK especially in terms of health and disability.   It is esimated that there are 6,000 people living in Liverpool with undiagnosied Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.   It also has one of the highest mortality rates for Lung Cancer in the country.   In nearby Knowsley deaths from respiratory disease are 89% higher than the national average.

So its easy to see why we needed to expand our service to those most in need.


How you helped us to…  

Develop a Mobile Spirometry Service

The benefits of a mobile unit

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Takes diagnostic testing out into the community where the need is greatest

Enables us to see more people than ever before and reduces their need to attend hospital making it easier for them to access services

Minimises the risk of exposure to Covid-19 and helps us provide the highest standards of infection control

We are incredibly grateful to our supporters, the Charles Wolfson Trust and the University of Liverpool who have helped us to take this significant step in improving the health of those most at risk of lung disease.

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Thank you for helping us bring Mobile Spirometry to LHCH

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