Respiratory and Sleep Medicine

The Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Department provides care for children with respiratory and sleep disorders. Our respiratory clinics help children with difficult asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic lung disease, airway disorders, tracheostomies and nasopharyngeal tubes, congenital and surgical lung disorders, respiratory oncology conditions, general respiratory conditions and cystic fibrosis.

We also provide sleep medicine clinics for children with respiratory (including non-invasive and invasive ventilation) and non-respiratory sleep disorders. Our services include:

  • flexible bronchoscopy
  • lung function testing
  • comprehensive paediatric sleep medicine services including full polysomnography and multi-sleep latency tests, actigraphy, trendable oximetry and carbon dioxide monitoring.


Hospital Clinics
Level 5 (5a), Queensland Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
We run a variety of clinics that run multiple times through the week, these include:

  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinics
  • Respiratory Clinics
  • Sleep Clinics
  • Sleep Studies
  • Respiratory Lab Function Tests

For more information contact us on 07 3068 2300.

Outreach Clinics
Available throughout Queensland (usually twice per year) in the following locations:

  • Gold Coast
  • Cairns
  • Townsville
  • Rockhampton
  • Mackay
  • Bundaberg
  • Toowoomba
  • Hervey Bay

Contact your local hospital in these areas for more information.

Telehealth Clinics
Telehealth clinics are available throughout Queensland as needed, along with electronic and telephone support.

Who can access this service?

New patients

Referrals are accepted up to a child’s 16th birthday.

Existing patients with complex care needs

Referrals are accepted up to a child’s 18th birthday (patients are usually transitioned to adult services by this time).

Catchment area

The service is available to children living in Queensland and northern New South Wales. Services are also available to children living in other areas in adherence with state and national agreements.

Do I need a referral?

You will need a formal referral to access this service.

How do I get a referral?

Referrals are accepted from:

  • general practitioners
  • paediatric specialists.

Other referral information

Please bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Medicare card
  • list of current medications
  • any relevant tests or x-rays
  • any private health insurance details
  • pension/healthcare/Department of Veteran Affairs cards
  • a relevant VISA/passport/birth certificate
  • an updated referral (if required).

Please contact the Patient Call Centre to confirm or change appointments.
t: 1300 762 831

Referrals are categorised according to urgency. Available appointments are provided to patients based on clinical priority.

Information for health professionals

Referral instructions

Referrals are categorised according to urgency and available appointments are provided to patients based on clinical priority. Please provide sufficient clinical information to enable appropriate triaging.

Urgent referrals
Contact the on-call fellow or registrar via the hospital switchboard.
t: 07 3068 1111

Useful links

Cystic Fibrosis Australia
Sleep Health Foundation

Our team


Prof Alan Isles

Senior Medical Officers

Dr Helen Buntain
Dr Scott Burgess
Dr Anne Chang
Dr Jasneek Chawla
Dr Tonia Douglas
Dr Leanne Gauld
Dr Vikas Goyal
Dr Margaret-Anne Harris
Dr Helen Heussler
Dr Nitin Kapur
Dr David Kilner
Dr Julie Marchant
Dr Ian Masters
Dr Sadasivam Suresh
Dr Claire Wainwright

This service is available at

Respiratory and Sleep Medicine (5a)
Queensland Children’s Hospital

Level 5
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Contact details

t: 07 3068 2300

Operating hours

Monday to Thursday, 8am–6pm and Friday, 8am-4.30pm.

Related services

Cystic Fibrosis Service


Asthma fact sheet
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