Beaumont Hospital

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Respiratory Services (Physiotherapy)

A 24 hour on-call service is offered to acutely unwell patients. A weekend service is also offered to respiratory patients where appropriate.

Intensive Care Service

Beaumont Physiotherapy Department has a dedicated Intensive Care Service which provides acute respiratory and rehabilitative care to patients in the General and Neurosurgical Intensive Care units.

Medical Service

The physiotherapy department provides an in-patient service for respiratory care and rehabilitation of medical patients where appropriate.  There is an out-patient service for medical respiratory patients and neuromuscular patients. Areas of speciality include

  • Ambulatory oxygen assessments
  • Aireway clearance and exercise prescription
  • Respiratory management of neuromuscular patients at the Consultant led monthly respiratory clinics.

Surgical Service

The physiotherapy department provides an in-patient service for post operative patients. The service manages patients in the general intensive care setting and provides rehabilitation where appropriate. Specialities include:

  • Tracheostomy Initiative (Joint venture with neurosurgery service)
  • Post Ear Nose and Throat surgery care (ENT)
  • Post Renal surgery care
  • Post Upper and Lower Abdominal surgery care


We have a Physiotherapy Covid-19 service which manages patients who are referred to the Hospital's Long Covid Clinic

Cystic Fibrosis Service

This service is offered to in-patients and out-patients with CF under the care of a Respiratory Consultant. Management includes assessment of respiratory function. This consists of:

  • Education in appropriate airway clearance techniques
  • Provision of airway clearance devices
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV)
  • Exercise
  • Musculoskeletal screening and intervention where appropriate

Useful Links

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Cystic Fibrosis Registry