The Specialist Paediatric Outreach Respiratory Team, also known as SPORT, manages children and young people in the community and outpatient settings who have a long-term respiratory diagnosis such as Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and Asthma. We also support children, young people and their families who have respiratory difficulties because of an underlying neurological or neuromuscular disorder. 

We aim to promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people with respiratory diagnoses which can include:

  • Reduce attendances to A&E
  • Prevent unnecessary hospital admissions
  • Reduce length of hospital stay
  • Minimise presentations to GP practices for chest infection wherever possible
  • Help keep the family together at home
  • Increase family and carer confidence in management of the CYP’s respiratory health
  • Increase attendance at school and involvement in the community.

Click below to find out more information about specific respiratory diseases and how our paediatric physiotherapists with work with you to manage your respiratory diagnosis.