Department of Health Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
 

Respiratory Medicine

Tel: (08) 6457 3251
Location: Ground Floor & First Floor, B Block

The Department of Respiratory Medicine provides the full range of respiratory services for inpatient and outpatient care.  The unit comprises 28 beds and provides a bronchoscopy service with imaging facilities and a HDU (High Dependency Unit) for the management of patients with respiratory failure requiring non-invasive assisted ventilation (eg. Bi-PAP and CPAP).

Procedures undertaken within the Department include bronchoscopy, laser photocoagulation, airway stent
insertion and endobronchial irradiation (brachytherapy).

The Department provides an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programme for patients with severe chronic respiratory disorders.

The Department also provides an outpatient clinic service covering the full range of respiratory diseases.

Contact Numbers In Hours Specialty
Head of Department
Prof Fraser Brims
(08) 6457 3251 Asbestos and Occupational lung disease, General Respiratory
Dr John Blakey (08) 6457 3251 Asthma and related diseases, General Respiratory
Dr Weng Chin (08) 6457 3251 Advanced Lung Disease, Transplantation, Pulmonary Hypertension, General Respiratory
Dr Fiona Lake (08) 6457 3251 Interstitial Lung Disease, General Respiratory
Dr Gary Lee (08) 6457 3251 Pleural Services, General Respiratory
Dr S Mulrennan (08) 6457 3251 Cystic Fibrosis, General Respiratory
Prof B Robinson (08) 6457 3251 Asbestos related diseases, General Respiratory
Dr Anna Tai (08) 6457 3251 Cystic Fibrosis, General Respiratory
Dr Rajesh Thomas (08) 6457 3251 Lung cancer, Interventional Pulmonology, General Respiratory
Prof P J Thompson (08) 6457 3251 Complex Asthma and Severe Airways Disease, General Respiratory
Specialists
There is an on-call registrar and consultant contactable after hours through the hospital switchboard on (08) 6457 3333.
Administration
Secretary Telephone Fax
Paula Gilet (08) 6457 3251 (08) 6457 3606
PRNI AND PUBLIC OUTPATIENT CLINICS
A/Practice Manager
Louise Hempsell
(08) 6457 1879 (08) 6457 1756
Appointments
Clinic Clerk
Catherine O’Brien
(08) 6457 1756
(08) 6457 1555
Tara Simpson (08) 6457 1756
(08) 6457 1756
     
Ward G54
(08) 6457 1654  
Nursing
Nurse Practitioner/Cystic Fibrosis
Sue Morey
(08) 6457 3333
Pager: 4820
 
Research Coordinators
WA Lung Research
Cathy Read
(08) 6457 1753  
Patient Advice Services
Asthma Education
Sara Coleman
(08) 6457 1194
Pager: 4088
(08) 6457 3606
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme
(08) 6457 1312  
Dietitian (08) 6457 2991  
Pharmacist (08) 6457 2159  
Physiotherapist (08) 6457 1312  
Occupational Therapist (08) 6457 4831  
Social Worker (08) 6457 4666  

Outpatient Referrals

Routine referrals should be sent to the Central Referral Service.

Urgent referrals should be discussed with the appropriate Physician or Registrar and arrangements will be made to accommodate emergencies.

If possible, a named referral to the preferred consultant and sub-specialty clinic of choice would help to facilitate the appointment.

 
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