Respiratory Medicine
About Us

​​Our Respiratory Medicine Unit provides all general respiratory services for patients. 

In addition, we have particular expertise in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  

​General Respiratory Clinics:

Lung Shadow Clinic: New Patients

Lung Shadow Clinic: Follow Up Patients

Lung Cancer Medical Oncology Clinics

Lung Cancer Palliative Care

Lung Cancer Clinical Oncology Clinics

Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic

General Medical Clinics

Nurse Led Blood Gas Clinics

COPD Clinics

Respiratory Nurse Led Clinics

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Senior Team Members

Clinical Director
Dr Simon Twite

Directorate Manager
Ian Young 

Matron Wards 2B and 2C
Mike Babbs

Ward Manager 2B
Diane Stanley

Ward Manager Ward 2C
Julie Dagnall


Dr Simon Twite, Dr Julie Hendry(also Divisional Medical Director), Dr Paul Stockton, Dr Puneet Malhotra, Dr Vinay Shanker, Dr Sudheer Alapati, Dr Sudhakar, Dr Josheel Naveed

Lead Nurse COPD Service for St Helens:

Dianne Green

COPD Nurse Specialists:

Donna Schwartz, Margaret Quinn, Laura Dunne, Caroline Stead, Louise Hill, Carmel McCarthy,Jackie Broudie,Heather Baggaley,Sophie Foo 

Lung Shadow Nurse Specialists:

Joanne Brown, Pauline Murphy, Carol Dawson

Respiratory Nurse Specialists:

Gill Boote, Jacqueline Barnett, Elizabeth Hayter

Respiratory Pharmacist:

Sally Patrick

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​Whiston Level 2 in the Purple Zone Wards 2B and2C/ Clinics held in outpatients at Whiston and St Helens Hospitals

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Contact Us
Dr Vinay Shanker0151 430 2147Debbie HarperExt. 1899
Dr Julie Hendry0151 430 1398Debbie HarperExt. 1899
Dr Paul Stockton0151 430 1030Joanne BarlowExt. 1419
Dr Simon Twite0151 430 4200Kathryn BaggaleyExt. 1844
Dr Puneet Malhotra0151 430 4200Joanne BarlowExt. 1499
Dr Sudhakar Koduri0151 430 1696Kathryn BaggaleyExt. 1844
Dr Josheel Naveed0151 430 1352Sandra ParkExt. 4131
Dr Sudheer Alapati0151 430 1353Sandra Park Ext. 4131
Mr Julius Asante-Siaw
(Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon)
 Debbie HarperExt. 1899
Respiratory Nurse Specialists0151 430 4236  
COPD Nurse Specialists - Hospital0151 430 1553  
COPD Nurse Specialists – Community0151 430 1553  
Lung Shadow Nurses   
Pauline Murphy0151 430 2326  
Joanne Brown0151 430 1367  
Carol Dawson0151 430 1367  
Cardiorespiratory Department0151 430 1428  
Appointments0151 430 1234  

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Latest Update

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Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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