Respiratory Medicine

(breathing, lungs and chest)

Our Respiratory Medicine Service provides high quality, specialist care to patients with lung disease. We assess, treat and manage breathing and sleeping disorders including:

  • asthma
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a chronic smoking-related lung disease resulting in shortness of breath)
  • lung infections
  • pulmonary malignancy (lung cancer)
  • pleural disease (collection of fluid outside the lungs)
  • interstitial lung disease (scarring of lung tissue)
  • occupational lung disease (resulting from the inhalation of dusts or chemicals at the workplace)
  • pulmonary hypertension.

Our services

We provide comprehensive care for patients with a wide variety of respiratory disorders including:

  • management of non-invasive ventilation and pleural procedures
  • lung function testing
  • a dedicated respiratory nursing support service (including a nurse practitioner and clinical nurse consultant) to provide patient education on chronic lung diseases
  • close liaison with community services to provide access to pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

How to access this service

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

Refer a patient

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1300 364 938

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait
  • An adult carer to support you and take you home
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
  • A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

Contact us

Specialist Outpatient Department
Location: Caboolture Hospital
Phone: (07) 5433 8474
Open: Monday-Friday 8.00am-5.00pm

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to this service, view the Respiratory Medicine referral guideline.

GP and Specialist Referral Hotline: 1300 364 938

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