Respiratory and Thoracic Medicine

Conditions

Thoracic medicine services are provided at four locations within the Metro North area by the Department of Thoracic medicine. These hospitals are Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital, Caboolture Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital. Patients will be allocated to the various facilities based on their postcode, the availability of particular services at those facilities and to improve equity of access across the district.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

For information on direct referral to pulmonary rehabilitation and referral guidelines

Paediatric services

Referrals for children and young people should follow the Children’s Health Queensland referral guidelines.

Emergency referrals

Phone on call Respiratory Registrar via:

  • Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital switch - (07) 3646 8111
  • The Prince Charles Hospital switch - (07) 3139 4000
  • Redcliffe Hospital switch – (07) 3883 7777
  • Caboolture Hospital switch – (07) 5433 8888

and send patient to the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at their nearest hospital.

Out of scope services

Not all services are funded in the Queensland public health system. The following are not routinely provided in a public Respiratory and Thoracic Medicine service.

  • Chest wall pain
  • Non-Cardiac chest pain
  • Occupational lung assessment
  • Direct screening TB – should be referred to contact and immigration screening (TB control centre)
  • Direct access Respiratory Function Test (RFT) is not available. RFT requires specialist review

Specialists list

Send referral

Hotline: 1300 364 938

Fax: 1300 364 952

Electronic: eReferral system

Mail: Metro North Central Patient Intake
Aspley Community Centre
776  Zillmere Road
ASPLEY QLD 4034

Health pathways

Access to Health Pathways is free for clinicians in Metro North Brisbane.

For login details email:
healthpathways@brisbanenorthphn.org.au

Login to Brisbane North Health Pathways:
brisbanenorth.healthpathwayscommunity.org