Lane Fox respiratory service

We care for people with long-term respiratory failure who need support from a ventilator (breathing machine).

We're one of the largest services in the UK for home ventilation and weaning people from mechanical ventilation. 

Our service includes:

  • assessing and treating people with respiratory failure, including home non-invasive ventilation
  • a rapid access service for people with rapidly progressing neuromuscular conditions, including motor neurones disease
  • an outreach service to visit and assess people at their local hospital or home

Our team includes:

  • nurses
  • physiotherapists
  • speech and language therapists
  • occupational therapists
  • dieticians
  • technical services
  • administrative staff

We work with other specialist services to care for people with complex neurological diseases.

These include the:

We work with primary care services and local hospitals to support people with long-term conditions.


If you need to stay in hospital during your treatment, you'll stay on one of our specialist wards:

Health information

NHS website: motor neurone disease

NHS website: muscular dystrophy

British Lung Foundation, helping people affected by lung conditions

British Thoracic Society 

Motor Neurone Disease Association, improving the care and support or people with motor neurone disease (MND)

Muscular Dystrophy UK, supporting people living with muscle-wasting 

Our consultants

Rebecca D'Cruz

Nicholas Hart

Georgios Kaltsakas

Philip Marino

Patrick Murphy

Michelle Ramsay

Shelley Srivastava

Joerg Steier

Eui-Sik Suh

Research and clinical trials

The Lane Fox clinical research centre carries out a programme of research that is designed to:

  • improve the quality of treatment to patients with long term respiratory failure
  • better understand the reasons some patients develop respiratory failure

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join. 

Contact us


Lane Fox respiratory unit, St Thomas' Hospital: 020 7188 3434

Lane Fox Remeo respiratory centre, East Surrey Hospital: 020 7188 7188, extension 55272

If we're unable to answer the phone, please leave a voicemail. We aim to reply within 2 working days.

We answer the phone Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


Appointments: [email protected]

Inpatient queries: [email protected]

Home ventilation team queries: [email protected]

For routine replacement parts for your mask or circuit: [email protected]

We aim to respond to your email within 2 working days.


Lane Fox respiratory unit, ground floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Lane Fox Remeo respiratory centre, East Surrey Hospital, Canada Drive, Redhill, Surrey RH1 5GW

Directions to East Surrey Hospital

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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