Tyne & Wear

New 'oxygen team' helps patients in Northumberland

A specialist support team has been created for patients in Northumberland who require oxygen treatment on a long term basis.

The Long Term Oxygen Therapy team (LTOT), comprising of respiratory nurses and specialists, formed in July.

Up to 800 patients will be offered advice on safely using oxygen.

The support is available for people with a range of conditions including Chronic Obstruction of the Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and emphysema.

Patients can access the support when referred by a doctor or specialist.