A tracheostomy is a surgical opening through the neck into the trachea allowing direct access of oxygen to the lungs through a breathing tube. We breathe through the nose or mouth to get the oxygen into the lungs. When oxygen cannot be delivered to the lungs through this process more easily or safely due to different reasons like upper airway obstruction one will require a tracheostomy that can be short term or long-term depending on the reason as to why you need one.
Compassionate Heart understands that it can take time to adapt to a tracheostomy as eating, talking, exercise, suctioning and changing your inner tube can be hard at first. Our nurse led team can facilitate your tracheostomy care ensuring safety and peace of mind.