The Department of Thoracic Medicine is a self contained unit providing a wide range of diagnostic services and on–going management of conditions affecting the lung including asthma, COPD, lung cancer, bronchiectasis, tuberculosis and more unusual conditions.
It was refurbished in 2000 through funding from the Bournemouth Charitable Trust which is a charity which supports services for people with lung problems in the local area.
The Department is lead by 4 consultant Chest Physicians who are supported by a team of junior doctors, specialist nurses, physiotherapist and respiratory physiologists.
"I was an inpatient at the RBH after an asthma attack. I was treated so well and was impressed by the kindness of the staff from cleaner to Sister."