At the West Midlands Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre we have a team of healthcare professionals which includes consultants, registrars, physiotherapists, dietitians, social worker, psychologist and specialist nurses. All the team provide inpatient and outpatient care for adults, over the age of 16, who have CF.
Are you new to the Unit?
Many people find it helpful to come and look around the centre and meet the team before they attend clinic here for the first time. This visit can provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions or discuss concerns that you may have before you come here. You are also welcome to call and discuss any issues you may have by phoning the numbers of the CF team available on this website.
If you transferring from paediatric services, you will find that our adult services are much the same as those of the children's, in many ways. We have a similar team of staff who are used to looking after and dealing with issues or problems that young adults with CF may have. If you'd like to make an advance visit, contact the CF nurses at the Children's Hospital and they will be able to arrange this for you. Alternatively, when you attend your first outpatient appointment, we can show you around the ward and introduce you to some of the staff.
Your first appointment at the Adult CF Clinic
At the first visit, you can bring whoever you like with you, for support. Your parents will not be excluded from consultations with doctors or any other members of the team.
However, as a young adult with Cystic Fibrosis you are now at the stage where you may want to take more responsibility for your health. Your family are obviously still very important and there may be times when you want them to be very involved in the discussions about your health and treatment. We want to support you in becoming more confident in making decisions for yourself. Therefore, over the coming years and when you have settled in and feel comfortable with the team, it may be most helpful for you see the team on your own.
We hope the information that we have provided here will help to answer some of the questions you may have about what it will be like when you attend here for your first time.
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