Pleural Effusion Hotline

Since March 2018 the pleural effusion hotline has closed.


If your case is considered urgent (eg hypoxic, dyspnoeic, etc) please discuss cases with the Acute GP service for potential admission.


If your case is non-urgent please discuss with the Respiratory clinician on call (or Medical SHO in Out of Hours).

Patients with suspected cancer will also need a separate 2WW referral form to be submitted.