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​Respiratory Inpatient


This unit cares for patients who have a variety of breathing-related problems, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, pneumonia and complex medical patients. 

Our healthcare team consists of physicians, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a discharge planner, social worker, a respiratory therapist, a speech language pathologist, a chaplain, unit clerks, and volunteers. Each member has a specific role to play to ensure seamless integration of care and together, they strive to provide exceptional care to each patient and family.



For more information please click on the
links below.

The Canadian Lung Association

Ontario Lung Association

Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

Smokers' Helpline

Manager: Christine Durand
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 48215

201 Georgian Drive, Barrie, ON L4M 6M2
Take the Main (Blue) Elevator from the Main Lobby to the 3rd floor and follow the Cancer Palliative and Respiratory Links to the Respiratory Inpatient Unit.

Free in-home support for COPD and heart failure

There is support available to help you live better with chronic lung disease and/or congestive heart failure. OTN Telehomecare is a six-month program that provides, at no cost to you, simple equipment to check your vital signs daily. A nurse will monitor your results and contact you should there be signs of condition worsening. The nurse will also connect with you weekly by phone to help you achieve your health goals. This government-funded program has helped more than 14,000 people; it’s also been shown to keep people healthier at home and cut down on trips to the hospital. You can refer yourself or a loved one to the program. Just go to, and enter your postal code to find the site in your area that provides Telehomecare. You can also call 1-855-991-8191.

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