Our department runs across our Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough sites. We have inpatient beds at both acute hospitals. Within Peterborough City Hospital we have a 35 bedded ward, B12 Ward. At Hinchingbrooke Hospital we have a 30 bedded ward, Walnut Ward.

The department provides comprehensive Respiratory services both to inpatients and outpatients. We also work closely with our Respiratory Investigations Team.

Please see below for information on our services and teams.

Respiratory Administration Team Contacts

You can get in touch with our Administration Team by post, email or over the phone: 

General Admin Contact Information

Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate, Bretton

Department of Respiratory Medicine

PO Box 309

Tel: 01733 676787


Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Department of Respiratory Medicine

Hinchingbrooke Park, Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdon 

PE29 6NT

Tel: 01480 363514


Respiratory Ward B12 at Peterborough City Hospital

About our ward

We are an adult medical ward caring for patients with respiratory problems. We have additional training to support patients with specialist respiratory needs, including; non-invasive ventilation, tracheostomy and laryngectomy care, acute asthma and COPD. In addition we have access to physiotherapists, occupational therapists and the Acute Respiratory Access Service (ARAS nurse).

We recommend that each patient has a nominated family member or friend who can act as the main point of contact for our nursing staff. Please let us have the relevant phone number and ensure the device is set up to receive phone calls from the Trust. If your phone blocks numbers from an unknown source, it may delay emergency/urgent communications getting through. 

Ward Information

  • Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm
  • Location: 3rd Floor, Core B, PO Box 306
  • Ward Telephone: 01733 677725

Ward facilities

  • All our bays provide same-sex accommodation, so you will only be in a bay with patients of the same gender 
  • Each room has its own en-suite bathroom. Each bed bay has a shared bathroom with shower facilities 
  • Each bed has its own television and radio
  • You may bring your mobile phone or tablet with you, and take advantage of the Trust's free WiFi. Electrical items will need to be PAT tested before using please speak with nursing staff to arrange this
  • Use of personal technology is welcomed but we would ask you to label property and ensure it is added to the property list on admission.  If using personal technology in a bay, please be respectful of the other inpatients
  • Patient confidentiality and dignity is a priority of the Trust which means taking photographs or recording other patients is not permitted 


All mealtimes are protected, so family and friends are not allowed to visit during these times:

  • Breakfast: 8.30am-9.30am
  • Lunch: 12.30pm–1.30pm 
  • Supper: 5pm-6pm

Respiratory Walnut Ward and Hinchingbrooke Hospital

About our ward

  • There are 30 beds on the ward and we take patients directly from our admission areas
  • We have patients with acute medical conditions, and patients with specialist respiratory conditions.
  • There are 8 monitored beds on our ward. 
  • Management of acutely unwell respiratory patients on NIV/Opitflow (high Flow Oxygen).

Ward Information

  • Location: Front of hospital, first floor.
  • Ward Telephone: 01480 423145 or 01480 423146