Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service in Trafford provides a six week group based programme of exercise and education for patients with chronic lung conditions such as COPD and lung fibrosis.

The course is designed to increase activity levels thereby reducing breathlessness, promote understanding of the illnesses and encourage active involvement in self-management of the condition/s.

Patients with chronic lung conditions such as COPD and lung fibrosis.

Provide a six week group based programme of exercise and education for patients.

Contact information

Be Active Urmston (Formerly George H Carnall Leisure Centre)
Kingsway Park
M41 7FJ

Phone: 0161 549 6750

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Social Media 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TraffordPRehab
YouTube: Trafford Pulmonary Rehab

Venues and Directions

For a map/directions to Be Active, Urmston please click here [PDF 775KB]

Classes also take place at:

St Alban’s Church Hall
Lindsell Road
WA14 5NX

For a map/directions to St Alban’s Church please click here [PDF 772KB]


Partington Community Centre
M31 4FL

Limelight Health and Well-being Hub
1 St Brides Way
Old Trafford
Manchester M16 9NW

Who Can Refer To Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Any Healthcare Professional such as your GP, Practice Nurse, Respiratory Nurse or Physiotherapist can refer to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation service in Trafford provided the patient is registered with a Trafford GP. Please see the referral form for further details of inclusion / exclusion criteria.

For further information about the service, please see the Patient Information Leaflet below.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Patient Information Leaflet [PDF approx 8MB]
Patient Leaflet Webpage

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Fiona Woodhead

Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist
“I qualified from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2004 and worked as a junior physiotherapist for 5 years in many clinical departments within Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.

I specialised in respiratory in 2009 working in an Early Supported Discharge for COPD team at Dewsbury and District Hospital and delivering pulmonary rehabilitation programmes throughout the borough until 2012. After a couple of years as a locum I returned to pulmonary rehab in 2015 in Trafford and have been here ever since. I thoroughly enjoy seeing the positive impact rehab has on patients.”

Jonny Lee

Senior Practitioner Physiotherapist

“I joined Trafford Pulmonary Rehabilitation in 2020 following 5 years in West Yorkshire as part of the Cardiorespiratory Team, which involved delivering pulmonary rehab. Prior to this, I completed my junior rotations within East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust after qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2012.

Our service strives towards delivering the highest quality of pulmonary rehab for the residents of Trafford.”

Helen Blake

Respiratory Specialist Occupational Therapist
“I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1992 and spent much of my early career working in various rehabilitation environments.

I came to the Trafford Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team in 2018 following 12 years working in critical care and surgery.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the change from working in hospitals to working in community locations; seeing people become confident managing their conditions and improving their wellbeing is incredibly satisfying.”

Service Information

Six-week class-based programme of exercise and education for patients with chronic lung conditions.

How to refer

Referrals via Trafford Single Point of Access (SPOA)

Information last reviewed: January 2023

Page last reviewed: January 2023
Next review due: September 2023