Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases
National Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in Warsaw is a leading Polish research and clinical centre. It has long-term experience in the research and implementation of new technologies and therapies in the domain of lung diseases with main focus on COPD, SDB, interstitial lung diseases, and lung cancer. The Institute is a mid-size chest hospital comprising three internal/respiratory departments (160 beds), thoraco-surgery department (70 beds), intensive care unit (20 beds), intermediate respiratory intensive care unit (8 beds), and 7 diagnostic and research departments and treats more than 11,000 inpatients and 30,000 outpatients annually. Due to its key clinical and scientific position in respiratory medicine in Poland, the institute serves as the national reference pulmonary clinical centre. The institute established, e.g., as first in Poland, the long-term oxygen therapy centre in 1986 and the non-invasive ventilation centre in 1996 to treat chronic respiratory failure. In 1988, the sleep laboratory was developed as a first in the country. These facilities have served for a long time as a main teaching site for students and physicians interested in chronic respiratory failure and OSA.