Who we are and where to find us

Respiratory medicine covers everything to do with the breathing system: the lungs, diaphragm, nose, throat, larynx and windpipe (trachea).

Our consultants and respiratory nurses look after people with a range of conditions, from asthma to lung cancer. We provide acute care for patients with a variety of respiratory conditions. In addition, we provide outpatient clinics, an advisory service and education for healthcare professionals as well as an advisory service and education for patients.

We do this in hospital on our dedicated wards but also through clinics and home visits to patients coping with long-term respiratory disorders.

Contact us


Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

We can be contacted via the main hospital switchboard on 01392 411611



North Devon District Hospital 

We can be contacted via the main hospital switchboard on 01271 322577

The Respiratory Specialist Nurses provide a Helpline number 01271 311600 which is available Mon-Fri 8.00-16.00.

Oxygen Assessment Nurse contact number – 01271 337811

Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse – 01271 314046 or bleep 461

CREADO Team – 01271 341505

Sharon Standen – 01271 349589

Sally Pearson – 01271 322443

Jess Cole – 01271 311600

Where to find us

Your healthcare professional will advise where your appointment will take place. Your appointment may take place at one of our outpatient clinics situated within our main hospital sites or within the community.

Eastern services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)

Barrack Road



Inpatients: Lyme Ward

Surgical Admissions Unit: Abbey Ward


Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

Gemini Endoscopy Suite - Level 0

King George V Ward

Lundy Ward

Meet the team

Northern Services


Dr Alison Moody – Consultant Physician
Dr Georgina Hands – Consultant Physician
Dr Jareer Raza – Consultant Physician

Respiratory Nurses

Lynn Greenfield – Respiratory Specialist Nurse
Sharon Newcombe – Respiratory Nurse
Jan Williams – Respiratory Specialist Nurse for Cystic Fibrosis & Bronchiectasis

Oxygen Service

Lesley Parsons and Linda Jordan – Oxygen Assessment Nurse


The team consists of COPD Specialist Nurses, Physiotherapists and HCA’s’. They are based at Barnstaple Health centre. Their contact number is 01271 341505

Lung Cancer Nurses

Martin Peters – Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse
Donna Dean – Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse


Sharon Standen – Secretary to Dr Alison Moody & Dr Jareer Raza
Sally Pearson – Secretary to Dr Georgina Hands
Jess Cole – Administrator for Respiratory Nurses
Melanie Duncan and Angela Sutton – Administrator for Lesley Parsons and Linda Jordan



Eastern services


  • Dr Tom Burden - Consultant Physician 
  • Dr Lee Dobson - Consultant Respiratory Medicine
  • Dr Michael Gibbons - Consultant Physician 

Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Sharon Alford - Respiratory Nurse Specialist. Early Supported Discharge Service (COPD)
  • Jo Burn - Respiratory Physiotherapist
  • Laura Childs - Respiratory Nurse Specialist
  • Katy Converso - Respiratory Nurse Matron & Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner
  • Michelle Curtis - Paediatric Respiratory & Allergy Nurse Specialist
  • Charlotte Hawkins - Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for Home Ventilation & Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner
  • Sarah Lines - Interstitial Lung Disease Nurse Specialist
  • Hilary Mortimer - Respiratory Nuse Specialist/ Bronchiectasis
  • Sandra Pope - Lead Lung Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Abbie Rickards - Paediatric Respiratory and Allergy CNS
  • Ruth Unsworth - Respiratory/TB Nurse Specialist
  • Amanda Yates - Lead Asthma Specialist Nurse


Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

Find out more

Useful videos

We have a wide range of videos which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

Find out more

Supporting you

North Devon Breath Easy

Meets on 3rd Thursday of month at:
Marlborough Court (Common Room)
Park Lane
EX39 2QZ

Contact  03000 030 555

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Friendship Group

Meets last Tuesday of every month (excluding August & December) 11:30-12:30 at:
The Castle Centre
25 Castle St
EX31 3DR

Contact Debbie Newing 07967 491777 or June/Ros 0845 8949567

North Devon ILD Support Group

A new group on Facebook has been set up for patients with Interstitial Lung Disease – North Devon ILD Support Group. This is a closed group where patients can support each other online with various lung diseases.

The group can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/northdevonild


PIFU open appointments in North Devon

PIFU appointments are a new type of appointment for the North Devon Respiratory team.

Instead of routine follow up appointments, you will have a ‘PIFU appointment’ with us. This means that if you develop a concern or problem related to your respiratory condition or its treatment you can call us to book an appointment to see a doctor.

Your respiratory doctor will have informed you within your last appointment that you have a  ‘PIFU appointment’ with us and shared a patient information leaflet with you.

‘PIFU appointments’ are not suitable for all our Respiratory patients and if you have a respiratory appointment booked please ensure you attend.

Our respiratory doctors will be happy to discuss the option of a PIFU appointment within your next appointment.

We have introduced ‘PIFU appointments’ to improve the service we offer our patients. It means we won’t be asking our patients to make unnecessary trips to the hospital at times when you are feeling perfectly well and symptom-free.

‘PIFU appointments’ enable us to offer flexible and responsive appointments to our patients at a time when they need it.

To book a ‘PIFU appointment’ either complete the PIFU Appointment Follow up form below or phone our Respiratory team on 01271 349589.



Last updated: November 15, 2022.