Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Oxford Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre inpatient care

From time to time, patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) may need to have intravenous antibiotics and other treatments as an inpatient.

Wherever possible, CF patients are admitted to a side room with an en-suite or dedicated bathroom.

Most patients are admitted to Geoffrey Harris Ward, the main Respiratory Medicine ward at the Churchill Hospital. The ward has ten en-suite side rooms and access to Wi-Fi. Exercise bikes are available for use in the rooms.

Patients with certain infections such as M. abscessus or B. cepacia are usually admitted to John Warin Ward to try and stop the possible spread of these infections between CF patients.

These patients receive the same standard of care and are looked after by the same doctors as patients on the main ward.

Inpatients are seen on a regular basis by the Respiratory Consultant in charge of the ward, their team of junior doctors, the nursing staff and physiotherapists.

Dr Flight or Dr Chapman also see all CF inpatients at least twice a week, to provide specialist CF advice to the ward team.

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