What is a home oxygen assessment?

The majority of patients prescribed oxygen have a respiratory disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis or pulmonary fibrosis. Oxygen may also be of benefit for patients with chronic asthma or sleep disordered breathing. Patients with cardiac or neurological disease (e.g. cluster headaches) may also be prescribed home oxygen.

If you have low oxygen levels, you may be referred to a home oxygen assessment and review service (HOS-AR).  This offers easy access to appropriately qualified and trained healthcare professionals, who would assess your need for home oxygen therapy. Using the appropriate diagnostic equipment, the respiratory specialists will assess your health to understand your specific needs ensuring you receive the right treatment and prescription.

What you can expect from your first appointment: 

  • A discussion about your diagnosis
  • Recording of your oxygen levels, by placing a small probe on to one of your fingers
  • A blood gas test, that involves taking a small sample of blood from your ear lobe
  • You may be asked to perform a walking test, which allows us to understand if your oxygen levels are lower when you are walking
  • To be provided with information about your oxygen requirements
  • To have a review of your current medications and be provided with a self-management plan
  • With your consent, you may be referred to other agencies to support your healthcare needs

    Re-Ordering Oxygen Cylinders, Liquid Oxygen or Consumables

    To request replacement oxygen cylinders, nasal prongs, mask or consumables, please complete the form below. Please note that orders received after 6.30pm will be processed the next day:

    Do you or anyone in your household have cold or flu symptoms?

    If you are requesting a cylinder delivery you can chose a day for your delivery.

    Monday-Friday for North West patients or seven days a week in other areas.

    Please let us know your requirements:

    Large Static Cylinder

    Large static cylinder
    Used in the home, often for babies and children, Cluster Headache diagnosis or emergency oxygen

    Portable Cylinder

    Portable cylinder
    Used to move around inside/outside of the home

    Small Portable Cylinder

    Small portable cylinder
    Only available after a professional medical assessment

    Liquid Oxygen Tank

    Liquid oxygen tank

    Adult Cannula (Curved)
    Adult Cannula (Straight)
    Adult Mask
    Ear Protectors
    Paediatric Cannula
    Paediatric Mask
    Filter for Oxygen Machine
    Tender Grips

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