Respiratory and Cardiac Physiotherapy

We see patients requiring physiotherapy for chest and breathing conditions, as well as rehabilitation for other acute or chronic medical conditions. We treat patients on wards, as well as seeing them as outpatients.

Our Respiratory and Cardiac Physiotherapy Team offers outpatient services which are clinics or group sessions for the following:

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Cardiac/heart failure rehabilitation
  • Secretion clearance clinic
  • Breathing clinic
  • Lung cancer clinic

We also work on a variety of wards, including Byland, Jervaulx, Granby, Nidderdale, AMU, and CATT.

Opening times

Physiotherapy Department, Harrogate District Hospital:

Monday-Friday, 7.30am-6pm

Physiotherapy Department, Ripon Community Hospital:

Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. On some evenings we open until 6pm. Please call the Department for more information.

We work on various wards between 8.30am-5pm. Patients can be seen at any time of the day, including during visiting hours.


Harrogate District Hospital

Therapy Services Department, main wing, ground floor

Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road



Ripon Community Hospital

Martindale Wing, to the right of the main hospital building

Ripon Community Hospital

Firby Lane




Outpatients can be referred to us via a number of routes. You may be referred by your GP, consultant, or by nursing or therapy staff working across a number of clinical areas.

Key staff

Advanced Physiotherapist and Team Leader: Vera Davison

Useful links

British Lung Foundation is the only UK charity working for everyone affected by lung disease. The charity provides support for people affected by lung disease, and funds world-class research to improve treatment, care and support.

Breathe Easy is a support group network which provides information for people living with a lung condition, and for their carers. There is a local group in Harrogate, which meets on the second Thursday of the month, from 11:00-13:00, in the Harold Styan Centre, Jennyfields, Harrogate.

British Heart Foundation is a charity which invests in pioneering research and support and care for heart patients.

The William Merritt Disabled Living Centre is a charity offering impartial information and advice.

Walk Out Well 50 is a local walking group to gain all the benefits of regular exercise while meeting new people and seeing new places of interest.