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Respiratory Education Centre

Respiratory Nurse Specialists Service

The respiratory nurse specialist (RNS) provides clinical expertise and specialist nursing services to respiratory patients and their families. This includes those who present at the Ambulatory Day Care Centre (ADCC i.e. Out-Patient Department), Respiratory Education Centre or who are admitted to SVUH. A telephone advice line also offers advice and support for patients with lung conditions five days per week.

The aim of the respiratory nurse specialist's role is to provide direct care for respiratory patients through a process of assessment, planning and a tailored education programme. The emphasis is on, empowering persons with respiratory disease to develop self-management skills whilst offering an ongoing supportive advisory service.

The service offers fair and equitable access to quality respiratory nursing care that is patient centred, responsive to identified needs, and wholly accountable.


The Respiratory Education Centre is located on the ground floor. Access is via the main entrance, through ADCC into the main hospital first turn right and the respiratory education centre is the fourth door down on the left.

Opening Hours

The Respiratory Nurse Specialists provide a service from 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday

Contact Numbers

Respiratory Nurse Specialists - 01 221 4000, Bleep 172 / 168

Respiratory Education Centre - 01 2214260