Community Respiratory Team (CRT)

In response to coronavirus, this service has made some changes – for updated service information click here.

Sefton Community Respiratory Teams provide a rapid access, specialist service, to help people with a diagnosed respiratory condition including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Bronchiectasis and Asthma, to manage their condition and prevent exacerbation of their symptoms.

We offer a combination of 'Early Supported Discharge' from hospital services, and a 'Hospital at Home' hospital admittance avoidance service for our respiratory patients. We also offer optimisation reviews either in community clinics or at home for our housebound patients.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation classes are delivered in North and South Sefton, these combine education and exercise for respiratory patients in the area. These are delivered from Netherton Activity Centre and Lakeside Christian Centre twice a week.

Sefton Community Respiratory Team has a combination of Respiratory Specialist Nurses, Specialist Chest Physiotherapists and Assistant Practitioners who are supported by Respiratory Consultants. The team can provide comprehensive and specialist support for respiratory patients in Sefton.

Patient Information Leaflets

Community Respiratory Team leaflet HERE

Autogenic Drainage

Breathing Exercises

Closed System Suctioning

Ecigarette and Oxygen advice

Incentive Spirometer

Open Catheter Suctioning

PEP mask

Percussion and Vibration

The Acapella

Yankauer Suction

Contact Us

Litherland Town Hall Health Centre, Hatton Hill Road, L21 9JN

Tel: 0151 475 4261

Fax:0151 475 4031



If you're a GP or Health Care professional and you'd like to refer a patient into our service, please download the referral form from our GPs and Referrers page HERE.