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Outpatient experiences

Charles Prince - patient
Charles Prince with Elaine Stevenson, lead respiratory nurse and Kate Geofferson, senior physiotherapist from the pulmonary rehabilitation team
"I can’t praise the pulmonary rehabilitation team enough as I now have my life back.”

In 2009 patient Charles Prince, who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), found his life looked very bleak with the imminent possibility of him going into a nursing home.

Charles was offered support from the pulmonary rehabilitation team at Derby Hospitals and after only two sessions his breathing was a lot better, and after six weeks he left the wheelchair in the car and walked to the class on his own.