Medicine

Level 7
Torbay Hospital
Lowes Bridge
Torquay TQ2 7AA

Telephone: 01803 655010
Fax: 01803 654861

Services

The Medical Division co-ordinate the wards and services listed below.

Cheetham HillElderly care
DunlopCardiology
George EarleStroke Unit
HutchingsElderly care
MidgleyRespiratory
SimpsonDiabetes Services
TurnerHaematology and cancer care. Also see Palliative Care, Cancer Support Services.
Oncology UnitAlso see Ricky Grant Unit
Dermatology 
Heart & Lung UnitOutpatient and investigation unit in cardiology and respiratory medicine.
MATThe Medical Admissions Team or MAT operates a hospital-at-home service.
Nephrology 
Neurology 
OsteoporosisIdentifying those at higher risk of osteoporosis.
Radiotherapy 
Ricky Grant Day CentreOncology treatment unit.
Rheumatology 
TAIRUTorbay Assessment Investigation & Rehabilitation Unit – TAIRU – mainly Care of the Elderly. Medical investigations, reablement, day case treatments. Clinics for: falls, osteoporosis, stroke & TIA. Parkinsons groups. 01803 655608/Fax 01803 655777.
THORTRespiratory Outreach Team
Torbay Cardiac CentreCardiology Ward, Coronary Care Unit, Chest Pain Clinic, Coronary Angiography.

Dermatology

The Dermatology specialists use the phototherapy unit at Paignton Hospital. The Dermatology Nurse Specialist role is being developed, eg. outpatient chronic disease management clinics for eczema and psoriasis.

Respiratory Medicine

  • A six-week (two sessions a week) Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme offers exercise and coping strategies for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Referral is via the Chest Clinic consultants.

  • A Sleep Clinic – Consultants can refer patients for tests and a sleep study.

  • The Respiratory nurse runs clinics, eg nebuliser assessments, and makes home visits to patients on long-term oxygen therapy. Takes referrals from wards and community hospital.

  • THORT – This hospital-at-home scheme for some patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease runs 7-days-a-week. The Torbay Hospital Outreach Team (THORT) consists of a specialist nurse, two other nurses, a physiotherapist, and a nursing auxiliary, overseen by a hospital consultant or specialist registrar. Referral is by GP to the Emergency Assessment Unit service, where patients will be assessed for THORT or admission to the ward. Some patients admitted to the ward may receive the THORT service when they return home. Patients are only included on this scheme with their consent.

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