Department of Health Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency
Pulmonary Physiology and Sleep Medicine

Tel: (08) 6457 2888
Location: 5th Floor, G Block

The Department of Pulmonary Physiology provides a comprehensive respiratory function assessment service to identify disease, define its cause and assess severity and its change with time or treatment. Tests available include

  • general respiratory function (GRF) assessment (lung volumes, maximum expiratory flow, gas distribution, gas transfer)
  • spirometry
  • maximum inspiratory flow
  • arterial blood gases (including their collection)
  • bronchial provocation testing (methacholine, mannitol, hypertonic saline, isocapnoeic hyperventilation, other)
  • cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • six-minute walk test
  • simulated altitude testing
  • nasal resistance
  • control of breathing
  • lung mechanics
  • maximum mouth pressures and
  • respiratory muscle function

The Respiratory Sleep Disorders Clinic is a major centre for the investigation and management of sleep-related disorders including snoring, sleep apnoea, sleep hypoventilation, chronic or recurrent respiratory failure, narcolepsy and related conditions.

 Contact West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute (WASDRI).

Contact Numbers Telephone Fax
General Enquiries and Pulmonary Physiology Reception/Bookings
(08) 6457 2888 (08) 6457 2034
Respiratory Sleep Disorders Clinic
(08) 6457 2422 (08) 6457 2822
All Specialists are contactable on (08) 6457 2888 or after hours through the Hospital switchboard on (08) 6457 3333.
Head of Department
Dr D R Hillman

Dr S Cullen
Dr A James
Dr J Leong
Dr N McArdle
Dr S Phung
Dr B Singh
Dr R Warren


Outpatient Referrals

Urgent requests by phone or fax.

Lung function tests Tel: 6457 2888 Fax: 6457 2034
Sleep Disorders Clinic: Tel: 6457 2422 Fax: 6457 2822

Clinic Sessions

  • The Department operates from 08:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday.
  • Sleep Clinic Outpatient consulting sessions are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Sleep studies are performed 6 nights per week (Sunday to Friday).

Patient Advice Services

Departmental information pamphlets are available on request.