The function of the Respiratory Therapy Department at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre is to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, management and education of patients with respiratory and cardiac respiratory conditions. The department consists of two full-time registered Respiratory Therapists who provide a full range of Pulmonary Function Testing, evaluation and maximization of Oxygen and respiratory therapy.
Blood gas samples are obtained for measurement and assistance is provided for ventilator management and by responding to Code Blue emergencies at the facility. The department provides 24 hour/day, 7 day/week on call back up for ventilator management, troubleshooting and care transport. The department sees approximately 2000 patients (both in- and out-patient) and provides in excess of 18,000 treatments per year.
Respiratory therapy is located on the first floor of the CRHCC adjacent to ambulatory care services.
Hours of Operation:
Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with pulmonary testing by appointment only.