Respiratory Services

Urgent Advice and Referral

Plymouth Hospital:

Acute Care Support Line for healthcare staff only:

Acute Care Support Line: 01752 437777 - From 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday

Community Respiratory Services: 01752 434342

Torbay Hospital:

Urgent enquiry to avoid admittance - Monday-Friday: 09:00-17:00, Consultant on-call mobile 07900 262423

GPs can request for non-urgent advice and guidance via the generic email

THORT team phone switchboard (01803 614567) and ask for bleep 6928 Contact No. 01803 655199

Asthma Specialist Nurse via switchboard (01803 614567) and ask for bleep 6733

COPD Specialist Nurse via switchboard (01803 614567) and ask for bleep 6959

Contact details for alternative Devon Hospitals

Urgent Advice and Referral

North Devon Hospital:

Urgent advice will be given through e-RS advice and guidance or via email to

Royal Devon and Exeter:

Respiratory Services via Switchboard on 01392 411611

Red Flags

ED or 999 should continue to be used for life threatening injuries and illnesses.

Additional Information

This page provides service contact information for Respiratory Services in the four Devon Acute Trusts. Information has been provided for services accessible to healthcare professionals only for advice, guidance and potential referral.

Key Messages

  • This information has been provided to minimise Emergency Department referrals for patients where ED will add little value. ED referral is for any life or limb threatening illness or injury.
  • Units have redesigned services and workloads to support social distancing as much as possible for the safety of staff and patients.

Publication date: March 2021


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