If you have low levels of oxygen in your blood, oxygen therapy may help you to:
- carry out every day activities
- reduce your symptoms
- reduce your risk of other health complications
It can help people with a range of health conditions, such as:
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- cystic fibrosis
- pulmonary fibrosis
- pulmonary hypertension
- heart failure
- severe long term asthma
If you’ve been referred to the Home Oxygen service, you’ll be invited for an assessment. Depending on your circumstances and the type of oxygen therapy you need, your assessment will either take place:
- in your home
- at one of our hospitals or clinics
During the assessment, we’ll ask you about your symptoms and measure the amount of oxygen in your blood. We may also ask you to do a walking test.
We’ll look at your results and together we’ll decide if oxygen treatment is right for you. If you decide to have oxygen treatment at home, we’ll work out how much you need and for how long. We’ll also discuss the different ways you can take it.
Before your equipment is installed in your home, we’ll come and do a safety check to:
- identify the best place to keep your oxygen
- go through a few safety precautions
- show you how to use your oxygen safely
- explain how you can order refills
After your equipment has been installed, we’ll do regular reviews to check:
- if the amount of oxygen you need has changed
- the equipment is working as it should be
- to see if you’re managing ok
We may also invite you for a follow up appointment to discuss some of the things you can do to manage your symptoms.
If you have a question or problem relating to your equipment and we haven’t organised a home visit with you, call us on the number below.
For all enquiries call 01697 366601