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Dorset Adult Integrated Respiratory Service (DAIRS)

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Who are we?

We are a team of specialist nurses, physiotherapists and health care assistants specialising in chronic lung conditions for those patients living within East Dorset and the Purbecks. We have a team based at Poole Hospital who cares for patients registered with Poole and Purbeck GPs and a team based at Bournemouth Hospital for patients registered with Bournemouth GPs.

Who do we see?

We support care for patients with the following chronic lung conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) / Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Asthma

We also provide the local home oxygen assessment service.

Patients must be under a respiratory consultant at Poole Hospital or the Royal Bournemouth Hospital to access DAIRS and the oxygen assessment service.

What do we do?

  • Supported discharge from hospital for COPD patients with home visits and/or telephone calls
  • Admission avoidance
  • Clinics – COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis, oxygen and physiotherapy, including a satellite clinic at Swanage hospital
  • Joint respiratory palliative care clinic (currently at Poole Hospital)
  • Education on managing condition and symptoms

How to contact us?

Poole DAIRS 0300 019 8483

Working hours 8am-430pm 7 days a week

Bournemouth DAIRS 0300 019 6122

Working hours 8am-4pm 7 days a week

Links to patient information

Patient information leaflets

You can view our patient information leaflets by clicking here

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