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Respiratory and Chest Complaints

Respiratory and Chest Complaints

HCA Urgent Care teams will provide prompt examination, investigation and treatment for most respiratory or chest complaints.

In our urgent care facilities, we can perform blood tests, X-rays and specialist CT scans within the hospital and have fast access to a network of senior private Consultants who specialise in Respiratory conditions or Cardiology problems to who we can refer you to be seen either on that day or within a few days depending on the urgency of the problem.

Should the problem require admission we can arrange for you to be admitted to a leading hospital in the HCA UK network.

Respiratory / Chest complaints that we commonly treat

  • Exacerbation of Asthma/COPD
  • Pain on Breathing/Difficulty in breathing
  • Chest Infection
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Non-cardiac chest pain
  • Palpitations

Assessment for Chest and Respiratory conditions

  • Thorough medical history and examination
  • Electrocardiogram

Blood Tests for Chest and Respiratory conditions

  • Routine and complex/specific blood tests available

Diagnostic imaging for Chest and Respiratory conditions

  • Chest X-ray
  • Diagnostic computerised tomography (CT)
  • Ultrasound imaging

Treatment for chest and respiratory conditions

  • Pain relief
  • Specialist anticoagulation medication
  • Administration of oxygen, inhalers and/or nebulisers as required
  • Antibiotics

We can arrange specialist referral for short or long term follow up and admission to hospital for continued treatment if necessary.

Please note in some emergency circumstances specialist cardiology treatment may not be available privately. If you have crushing chest pain, or heart attack symptoms please attend your nearest NHS Emergency department

For any life threatening conditions patients should always call 999 or go the nearest NHS emergency department.