Respiratory Services

Joseph Brant Hospital offers a variety of different programs to help individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including self-management outpatient support, educational seminars and hospital-to-home services.

Please review the service descriptions below. For full details including contact information and eligibility for each service, click here


(Implementing a Novel Wellness House Program and Supportive Program of Individualized care for patients and families living with REspiratory Disease

  • Holistic, proactive hospital to home care, providing patients/families living with moderate to severe stage COPD by a COPD Nurse Educator, Respiratory Therapist and Spiritual Care Counsellor (as needed)
  • This program includes individualized self-management education; Action Plans; psychosocial support and advanced care planning
  • 90 day program (includes telephone and home visiting support) 

Integrated Comprehensive Care Program (ICC)

  • Direct coordination of care for patient from hospital to home by an ICC Coordinator
  • This program includes standardized care pathways; self-management education; home care and 24/7 ICC Coordinator support
  • 60 day program (includes telephone and home visiting support)

Breathe Easy (Wellness House)

  • Self management program in a small group setting facilitated by a COPD Coordinator and allied health team
  • This program includes self-management education, exercise and lunch
  • 20 session program running 2-3 half days per week from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for eight weeks
  • Breath Easy is located in the Joseph Brant Wellness House, at 2160 Itabashi Way.
  • Patients can self-refer by calling 905-632-3737 extension 5689 or have a physician referral by completing this form: Breathe Easy COPD Wellness House Patient Referral Form

COPD Education Video Series

During COVID-19, in-person education sessions at Wellness House have been paused. However, we are pleased to provide this information in our video series that can be accessed on YouTube.

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