Integrated respiratory team (IRT)

The community integrated respiratory team offers specialist care for patients with respiratory disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Our team consists of:

  • nurses
  • physiotherapists
  • healthcare assistants
  • administrators

The aim of the service is to improve the health and well-being of patients with respiratory disease. We provide information, advice and support for patients and their carers, giving them the skills and confidence to manage their own respiratory condition and symptoms.

The team provides clinical input and advice to patients, regarding their treatment and management, ensuring optimisation of that treatment and improved understanding of their condition. The aim of long term case management is to reduce the risk of exacerbation and help to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions. The team provide an in-reach service into the acute hospital ensuring ongoing follow up is continued out into the community following discharge home.

The integrated respiratory service will also deliver pulmonary rehabilitation and home oxygen assessment and review services to appropriate patients. This new model of care aims to improve clinical outcomes and provide a positive patient experience by utilising interventions that have been shown to improve symptoms and quality of life.

For patients who are reaching the end of their life, we act as the co-ordinator of their care, ensuring choices, plans and preferred place of care are recorded and completed where appropriate.

Patient information

Contact our service in Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock

Mayflower Community Hospital
Blunts Wall Road
CM12 9SA

Tel: 0300 300 1712
Fax: 01268 246932
Opening times: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Tel: 01277 695550 (COPD)
01268 246932

Tel: 0300 555 1588 (home oxygen team)
: 01268 246932

Tel: 0300 555 1588 (pulmonary rehab)
: 01268 246932

Please note that healthcare professionals can contact the COPD team on 0300 300 1590


Referrals will be accepted by faxing or posting referral form to the details above. Referrals will also be accepted via SystmOne.

Nebuliser compressor

If you have been provided with a nebuliser compressor by NELFT, and you are experiencing a functional problem with this nebuliser e.g. it has become faulty, it requires servicing or you need to return the nebuliser, please email: or telephone 0300 300 1553.

If you are experiencing difficulties with how you should use the nebuliser that has been provided by NELFT, please contact Single Point of Access on 01277 695550