Lung services

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust provides respiratory services at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, with outreach clinics at Dover, Folkestone, Herne Bay and Deal.

The respiratory department consists of eight consultant respiratory physicians, a respiratory nurse consultant and a team of practitioners supporting inpatient admissions. There is also a lead nurse supporting home (domiciliary) ventilation. EKHUFT Respiratory team also work very closely with the Community Respiratory Team employed by Kent Community Health Foundation Trust.

Respiratory Medicine is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and continuing care of patients with a considerable range of lung diseases. They include asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis / emphysema (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, asbestos related conditions including mesothelioma, tuberculosis, sleep disordered breathing, pneumonia and lung cancer.

In addition, most respiratory physicians have a major commitment to the care of patients admitted as medical emergencies and provide ongoing ward based care for these patients. They are supported by the inpatient respiratory practitioner team who provide support and care for those patients admitted with COPD and other respiratory disorders as well as advising on issues such as home oxygen therapy etc.

Patients with lung diseases may undergo a number of investigations, which include x-rays, CT scans, bronchoscopy (to look into the lungs with a camera), lung function testing (to assess breathing capacity) and overnight studies of breathing during sleep. Information regarding these tests is available on request from the Consultant secretaries.

Most treatments for patients with lung diseases can be undertaken locally. However, thoracic (chest) surgery can only be performed at Guy’s Hospital, London. For these patients, east Kent is well served by a visiting thoracic surgeons (Miss Juliette King and Mr John Pilling) who assesses patients both before and after surgery. Dr Benjamin Schreiber from Royal Free Hospital London also visits Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital once every 3 months to review patients with pulmonary hypertension as shared care with Dr Malamis.

Lung function laboratories

We have fully equipped lung function laboratories at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury, William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate.

These laboratories can perform measurements of lung volumes, spirometry, transfer factor, reversibility testing, oxygen measurements at rest and on exercise, inspiratory and expiratory muscle pressures.

Respiratory Consultants:

Angela Scott - Respiratory Nurse Consultant

Emma Jagger - Lead Respiratory Nurse

Respiratory Secretaries:

Kent & Canterbury Hospital

  • Pat Kennett - Dr Baghai-Ravary
  • Fiona Robinson - Dr Pereira

William Harvey Hospital

  • Julie Wright - Vacant Consultant Post
  • Suzanne Hearne - Dr Prathibha
  • Alyson Harris - Dr Sharma
  • Kayleigh Benson - Emma Jagger 
  • Tracy Waple - Vacant Consultant Post 

QEQM Hospital:

  • Anita Narraway - Neil Goldsack/Dr Malamis
  • Lisa Thomas - Gabi Boehmer/Dr Kadri

Respiratory Inpatient Practitioner Team

  • Samantha Halliwell – Lead Respiratory Specialist Nurse
  • Michelle Wright – Respiratory Specialist Practitioner
  • Christine Robinson- Respiratory Specialist Practitioner
  • Heidi Groombridge- Trainee Specialist Respiratory Practitioner
  • Katie Worrell – Trainee Specialist Respiratory Practitioner
  • Leah Haines – Associate Respiratory Practitioner
  • Kat Giles – Associate Respiratory Practitioner
  • Tanya Spain – Associate Respiratory Practitioner

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Sleep services

Main staff:

Medical Consultants

  • Dr Peter Farrow and Dr Prathiba Bandipalyam

  • Tel: 01227 74355 or Tel: 01233 616266


  • Mrs Amanda Asquith (K&C Monday am and Thursdays, WHH all other weekdays)

  • Extension: 01227 766877 ext 722-5112

Respiratory Coordinator 

  • Ms Karen McDermott (K&C weekday mornings)

  • Extension: 01227 766877 ext 722-5112 (with answerphone service)

    • Mrs Teresa McIntyre (Ashford)

Sleep enquiries

  • Direct line: 01227 206680 option 1