How can we help?
Baywater Healthcare provides overnight sleep diagnostics and CPAP therapy to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) sufferers in their homes.
A comprehensive service for patients with suspected OSAHS requires a specialist multidisciplinary team. Requiring initial clinical assessment, investigations, diagnosis, provision of treatment, patient education and support, clinical and technical follow-up, long-term management of treatment and prompt replacement of equipment and parts – sleep services can be labour intensive and time-consuming with a finite capacity in clinic.
Baywater Healthcare is committed to work in partnership with specialist services, to help provide CPAP therapy directly to OSAHS sufferers in their own homes or in clinic. Uniquely positioned to help meet the growing demand for UK sleep therapy services, our home sleep service offers a range of benefits in quality and cost efficiency to all stakeholders.
Baywater can help to provide a safe, effective, responsive, timely and individualised service for investigation and treatment of OSAHS in accordance with the recommendations of the NICE HTA.
With unrivalled experience, Baywater Healthcare currently serves over 40,000 patients in the UK, delivering 24 hour/7 day support to their prescribed mode of therapy, with servicing and equipment maintenance at home.
Baywater Healthcare offers:
- A cost effective, quality service
- Alleviation of non-clinical burden on sleep clinic staff
- No capital investment in equipment
- Reduced financial burden of OSA-related illnesses and accidents
- Professional mask fitting
- Patient training
- Convenient installation and servicing
- Administration of inventory
- 24 hour/7 day technical support
- New patient compliance support
- Latest technology
What is the treatment?
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is often the treatment of choice for people who have been diagnosed as suffering with OSA. This treatment works by preventing the air passage from narrowing or collapsing during sleep.
CPAP equipment continuously and gently blows slightly pressurised air through a nasal mask into the air passage. This prevents the collapse of the airway during sleep.
Once the air passage is held open by the use of CPAP, both breathing and sleep usually return to normal.
In 2008, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence issued a technology appraisal guide for CPAP as a treatment for OSAHS, and recommended the following:
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is recommended as a treatment option for adults with moderate or severe symptomatic obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS).
- CPAP is only recommended as a treatment option for adults with mild OSAHS if:
They have symptoms that affect their quality of life and ability to go about their daily activities, and lifestyle advice and any other relevant treatment options have been unsuccessful or are considered inappropriate. Although CPAP is considered the most effective treatment for OSAHS, it requires specialist involvement throughout from equipment selection at initial set up, to adherence monitoring and compliance checks, troubleshooting and long-term intervention, as potentially, the patient may need CPAP treatment for life.
Alternative forms of treatment, although limited, may be considered if CPAP treatment is not tolerated or not recommended. Dental positioning devices may be suitable for mild/moderate OSAHS to help keep the pharyngeal airway open during sleep. Surgery is an option for some patients but is not routinely used in clinical practice.