The Acute Respiratory Assessment Service (ARAS) provides a specialist service for the assessment, management and treatment maximisation of patients with respiratory conditions who live in South Tyneside. The team works across both primary and secondary care liaising closely with GPs, primary care staff, community matrons and acute consultants to assess and treat patients in South Tyneside aiming to prevent hospital admission. Where patients are admitted to hospital with a worsening of their respiratory condition the service will aim to facilitate assisted discharge of patients from hospital and provide on-going community support in the form of home visits and monitoring.
Where is the service provided from
The majority of the service is located within South Tyneside District Hospital either on the acute wards or in the outpatient clinic department. Part of the service is also carried out in the patient’s own home.
The team are based at:
South Tyneside District Hospital
Tyne and Wear
Telephone direct line: (0191) 4041062
Fax: (0191) 2022166
Bleep via switchboard: (0191) 4041000 ask for bleep 826
Respiratory Nurse Specialists: Claire Southwick, Mandy Baker, Jamie Mackintosh, Tracey Brydon, Bev Robson
Staff Nurse: John Weir
Aux Nurse: Chris Langley
Secretary: Bev Redpath
South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, (0191) 404 1000