Cystic fibrosis, adult

What we do

King's Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Service offers comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and home care. We offer all our patients an annual assessment of their condition and treatment plan.

We have a specialist inpatient Adult CF Unit on Lonsdale Ward and run three segregated outpatient clinics every week. We also hold specialist clinics for patients with CF-related diabetes. Our specialist nurses, working together with physiotherapists and dieticians, provide a home care service.

We manage CF-related complications with the support of King's specialist diabetes, liver, microbiology, gastroenterology, physiology, cardiothoracic and radiology services. We are taking part in several multi-centre clinical trials and have an active clinical research programme.

In an emergency: if your problem is life threatening, go to your local Emergency Department (ED or A&E) immediately. They can contact King's Adult CF team for advice and further information.

Important: our outpatient appointments have moved to the Venetian building.

Location

Second floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Lonsdale ward main reception: +44 (0)20 3299 8652
  • Outpatient appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 5668

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

King's offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care and a home care service. We have a dedicated CF unit on Lonsdale ward and three segregated outpatient clinics per week. All patients are offered a formal annual review assessment.

We run specialist clinics for patients with CF-related diabetes. A home care service is provided by CF nurses with input from physiotherapy and dietetics.

The CF service is also supported by onsite specialist diabetes, liver, microbiology, gastroenterology, physiology, cardiothoracic and interventional radiology services for the management of all CF-related complications.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

For routine referrals, call the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Service on 020 3299 4396.

Emergency Referrals

During working hours (9am-5pm) contact the CF nurse specialist on 020 3299 5668.

For urgent problems during evenings or weekends, contact King's main switchboard on 020 3299 9000 and ask for a member of the on-call Adult CF team.

If the patient's problem is life threatening they should attend their local ED. The local hospital can contact King's for advice and further information using the emergency contact numbers.

Other Queries

For general enquiries, contact 020 3299 4396.

For outpatient appointments, contact 020 3299 5668.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr Caroline Elston Consultant - Respiratory Medicine and Adult Cystic Fibrosis
Miss Rebecca Heise Community Cystic Fibrosis Nurse Specialist
Mrs Penelope Hutchings Dietitian
Dr Patricia Macedo Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and Adult Cystic Fibrosis
Dr Rachel Massey-Chase Clinical Psychologist
Mrs Tracey Mathieson Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Medicine and Adult CF
Dr Blaithin O'Dea Clinical Psychologist
Mrs Hannah Parkinson Specialist Physiotherapist in Adult Cystic Fibrosis
Dr Felicity Perrin Consultant - Respiratory Medicine and Adult Cystic Fibrosis
Miss Emily Jane Scott Specialist Physiotherapist in Adult Cystic Fibrosis
Mrs Kerry Watson (Nee Bluett) Dietician