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Oxford Children's Hospital

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Respiratory Paediatrics

We provide a paediatric respiratory medicine service for the Thames Valley area, Northamptonshire and parts of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

The services we offer include:

  • regional cystic fibrosis centre
  • sleep service (home study and inpatient work)
  • non-invasive respiratory support service (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP))
  • care of children with tracheostomies
  • management of empyema (a collection of pus in the pleural cavity) of the lung and other respiratory infections
  • management of asthma
  • management of other respiratory illnesses
  • investigation of respiratory problems

Outreach clinics are provided at:

  • High Wycombe
  • Milton Keynes
  • Wexham Park
  • Reading
  • Northampton

We also participate in a quarterly joint cleft palate clinic and a quarterly transitional clinic with the adult cystic fibrosis services based at the Churchill Hospital.


  • Sarah-Jane Bowen
  • Ridma Jayarathna
  • Cathy McKenny
    Cystic Fibrosis Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Katherine Teago
    Cystic Fibrosis Specialist Nurse Practitioner
  • Jayne Gallagher
    Paediatric Respiratory Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Tracheostomy and Long-term Ventilation)
  • Sarah Nightingale
    Paediatric Respiratory Specialist Nurse Practitioner
  • Rachael Cooper
    Paediatric Asthma Specialist Nurse Practitioner
  • Janina Kalinowska
    HCA Sleep Service
  • Sam Bird
    Cystic Fibrosis Specialist Physiotherapist
  • Gillian Reynolds
    Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Dietitian
  • Heather Knight
    Adult and Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Dietitian
  • Anna Elderton
    Clinical Psychologist
  • David Andrews
    Sleep Physiologist

Find us and contact us

Paediatric respiratory services are based in the Children's Hospital, on the John Radcliffe Hospital site.

Initial contact with this service should be made via your GP.

Web resource

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Last reviewed:03 May 2023