Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre
The East Midlands ‘Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre’ at City Hospital is one of the newest purpose built centres with ground-breaking IT facilities.
NUH hosts the regional specialist Cystic Fibrosis adult service, providing care for patients from across the East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Lincolnshire) in a welcoming, caring, holistic and understanding environment.
Patients are supported and encouraged to manage their treatment to achieve their optimum quality of life.
We have a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals that provide inpatient and outpatient care.
The £6.6m Cystic Fibrosis Centre set a new benchmark for the way that patients are cared for when it opened in 2014.
The aim of the Centre is to transform the care of this unique group of young people by creating a 'home in hospital', where they can not only receive all the treatment they need in one place, but also feel comfortable and ‘at-home’ during the long periods of time they have to spend in hospital.
- We provide a mixture of outpatient care (patients may need seeing weekly and always monthly), community care (currently the home IV service and physiotherapy) and inpatient care.
- We provide a Home IV service and a 5-day drop-in service for acute problems occurring outside of clinic times
- Outpatient service
- Weekly annual assessment clinic
- Weekly general CF clinic with full multi-disciplinary-team input and review
- Home enteral feeding service with patients NG/PEG feeding in the community
- Monthly specialist diabetic clinic run jointly with the dieticians and joint inpatient specialist care for diabetic patients in the Dundee House clinic
- Transplant advice and assessment clinics for patients in the pre-transplant phase
- Joint care of bilateral lung transplant patients, and also liver and renal transplant with strong links with Newcastle and Papworth transplant centres
- A youth CF clinic
- Joint care of pregnancies with obstetrics
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the UK's most common life-threatening inherited diseases. It affects over 8,500 people in the UK with over 2 million people in the UK carrying the faulty gene that causes CF. This is around 1 in 25 of the population.
CF affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, by clogging them with thick sticky mucus. This makes it hard to breathe and digest food. Each week, five babies are born with CF.
We provide a Home IV service and a 5 day drop-in service for acute problems related to CF outside of clinic times.
Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
We are fortunate enough to have our own dedicated parking spaces just opposite the Wolfson CF Centre.
If you drive up St Francis Way, you will see the Trent Radiology Centre on your left hand side. Just after this, you will see the WCFC and the car park is opposite, on the right hand side.
You will need to obtain a parking ticket request form from the Centre Reception (if attending clinic) or the ward staff (if being admitted) to avoid parking charges.