However when she went to Spain on holiday she became increasingly short of breath. With reduced saturations she was given oxygen at the local hospital.

Chest x ray showed a massive pleural effusion and this was drained under ultrasound guidance.

1400 mls was drained initially but the following day another litre was removed.

We arranged an Air Ambulance to fly over to return the lady and her partner to Teeside. This mission was carried out today and she is now safely on the oncology ward in The North Tees Hospital.