Complex Home Ventilation and Weaning Service

We provide a comprehensive service for people who need assisted ventilation (help with their breathing), receiving referrals from hospitals across the East Midlands and beyond. 

Our team specialises in reducing patients’ dependency or ‘weaning’ them from invasive ventilation through a tracheostomy (a tube inserted into the windpipe), either to full independence or to non-invasive ventilation through a mask at night.

The service is based at the Queens Medical Centre, with some outpatient appointments and inpatient facilities at Nottingham City Hospital.

The home ventilation service for children is also based at the QMC and there are very close links between the adult and paediatric services, including joint clinics for adolescents and young adults.

Clinic locations and times

Our inpatient facilities are staffed by specialist nurses and resident doctors.

At the QMC our ventilation clinics are based within the Medical High Dependency unit and at the City Hospital they are on Southwell and Fleming wards.

Clinic opening hours: 11am -1pm 

Contact us

Doctors office Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext 61155

Annual service appointment Tel: 0115 970 5800 Ext 10002

Urgent technical problems Tel: 0115 970 5800 Ext 23221

Other technical issues Tel: 0115 970 5800 Ext 10002

Out-of-hours (MHDU) Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext 63229

Lung function and sleep services Tel: 0115 969 1169 

Ext 56191 (City Hospital)

Ext 64470 (QMC)

Professor J Britton and Dr A Fogarty secretary Tel: 0115 969 1169 Ext 78331713