Our Respiratory Medicine & Sleep Disorders service provides diagnostic procedures, runs clinics and monitors sleeping patterns for elective and emergency patients.
We care for people who are in hospital, have been to hospital or need to come to hospital for:
- Respiratory function testing - checking how well your lungs work
- Bronchoscopy - looking into your lungs with a scope
- Overnight sleep monitoring (home and hospital based) - to help resolve breathing problems
- Sleep disorders clinics
- General respiratory problems
- Lung oncology - lung cancer
- High blood pressure in the lungs
- Help to quit smoking
How to access this service
You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital. Once we receive the referral, we will send you a letter.
If there is a waiting list, you'll be advised what to do in your letter.
Referrals are current for 12 months from the date of issue, unless it is specified as "indefinite". Keep a copy of your referral, so you can easily ask your GP to renew your referral if you need to.
|Asthma||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South||FRI|
|CPAP Review Clinic||City Campus||Sleep Disorders Clinic, Level 5 East|
|HARP Respiratory Medicine||City Campus||Sleep Disorders Clinic, Level 5 East||TUE|
|Home Oxygen Annual Review||City Campus||Sleep Disorders Clinic, Level 5 East||THU|
|Oximetry||City Campus||Sleep Disorders Clinic, Level 5 East||WED|
|Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South East|
|Respiratory||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South||MON|
|Respiratory Lab||City Campus||Respiratory Lab Reception, Level 1 East||MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI|
|Respiratory Medicine||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South||TUE, FRI|
|Respiratory Oncology||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 Centre||FRI|
|Respiratory Rapid Access||City Campus||Sleep Disorders Clinic, Level 5 East||TUE, WED|
|Sleep Disorders||City Campus||Sleep Disorders Clinic, Level 5 East||MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI|
What to bring
Every time you come to hospital
Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:
- Medicare card
- Health Care card (if you have one)
- Concession card (if you have one)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
- X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For a sleep study
If you come in for a sleep study, you should also bring:
- Comfortable sleepwear
- Personal hygeine items such as shampoo, shaving cream, shaver, toothpaste and deodorant
- Your own pillow, if you want think it will help you sleep better
- Something to do - like a book, magazine or iPad/tablet
In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.