Welcome to HMViP

This website aims to provide patients, carers and clinicians with useful information on Home Mechanical Ventilation (HMV), a treatment used to improve the quality of life and reduce hospital admissions for patients with respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and some neuromuscular disorders.


The site contains information on the treatment and what to expect from HMV, as well as patient videos and stories sharing the patient experience.

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Travelling with HMV

For patients using home mechanical ventilation, airline travel carries significantly increased risk, and careful planning is essential.

Find out more information, hints and tips.

Patient Stories

Watch our patients sharing their story in our videos.

Patient Story – Aziza

Patient Story – Aziza

Patient Story - AzizaAziza lives in Scunthorpe was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy Type 2 in 1996 when she was seven. It is a condition which affects the muscles and the respiratory system, and...

HMV Support & Advice

Everyone has a different experience with Home Mechanical Ventilation (HMV). Some patients get used to the device easily, whilst others can struggle. Included within this section are some common issues with tips and advice for resolving or improving these.