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Often times when we can’t sleep or we feel tired throughout the day, there are common “quick fixes” which we use to help us fall asleep easier and give us an extra boost in the morning. However, some of these habits can often be detrimental to your sleep health, affecting you not just at night, but throughout the day as well.

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New research has found that the less we sleep in midlife, the faster our brains can decline and lead to cognitive impairment in old age.

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“What is happening in YOUR sleep?!? How can you really know? Ever thought of using a sleep app? There are some misunderstandings to what data is relevant when using sleep apps so understanding the limitations are IMPORTANT. "It is always recommended to follow up with a sleep study to be sure nothing is missed. “

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A diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) may raise the risk of osteoporosis, particularly among women or older individuals, according to a new study. OSA is a condition that causes brief interruptions in breathing during sleep. If left untreated, OSA can raise the risk for stroke, cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.  New research shows that OSA may also increase the risk of osteoporosis.

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Insomnia predisposes individuals to increased risk of stroke and this association is profound among young adults – up to eight times greater among insomniacs 18 to 34 years old.  The results of a recent study underscore the clinical importance of identifying and treating insomnia.

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Heavy drinking damages the body in many ways. In addition to liver failure, alcoholics are at a much greater risk of developing pneumonia and life threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), for which there is no treatment. Researchers suspect that alcoholics are more susceptible to these lung diseases because the immune system in the lung is no longer strong enough to protect from infection and damage, but, it had been unclear why the immune system in the lung fails.

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Thoracic Services

Outpatient Clinics

Thoracic Services

Brisbane : The Wesley Hospital
Sunshine Coast : Selangor Private Hospital
Toowoomba : Medici Medical Centre



Please contact us for more information on our Outpatient Clinics.

Inpatient Services, The Wesley Hospital

The Wesley Hospital

Inpatient tertiary level care is available for patients with complex thoracic medical disorders, including lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disorders (emphysema, bronchiectasis), asthma, plus acute care. Patients are admitted via The Wesley Hospital Emergency Centre (WEC).

The Wesley Hospital is the largest private hospital in Queensland. With 430 in-patient beds, the Hospital offers the state's most comprehensive range of private medical facilities. These include the specialties of cardiovascular, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and women’s health. These services are supported by a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, cardiac catheter theatres, 24-hour emergency, renal dialysis, radiology (MRI, spinal CT, PET scanning and nuclear medicine), radiation therapy, pathology, pharmacy services, IVF, haematology and oncology, hyperbaric medicine and neurovascular interventional services.

Bronchoscopy Services

Bronchoscopy evaluation is a technique of visualizing the inside of the airways for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. These are performed in The Wesley Hospital Endoscopy Unit.

As procedural thoracic physicians Dr Andrew Scott and Dr John Feenstra have a very high level of experience in this area.

Bronchoscopy information

The Wesley Lung Function Laboratory

Bulk billed lung function testing, including:

The Wesley Lung Function Laboratory
  • Spirometry
  • Complicated lung function test (Spirometry, CO transfer and lung volumes)
  • Bronchial provocation testing (Mannitol)
  • 6-minute walk testing
  • Allergen skin testing
  • Lung volume and diffusion analysis
  • High altitude simulation testing
  • Fractional expired NO (FeNO) assessments.* 
  • Cardio-pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET)
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Same day appointment, same day results
  • Our specialist physicians make interpretive comments on every report

*FeNO represents the latest technology in assessing airway inflammation, assisting with optimal management.

The Wesley Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme

'Breathwise', a pulmonary rehabilitation programme based at The Wesley Hospital, focuses on a multi-disciplinary outpatient programme for patients with chronic lung disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Find more information on the pulmonary rehabilitation programme.

The Wesley Pulmonary Hypertension Unit

The Wesley Hospital is now a designated Australian treatment centre for Pulmonary Hypertension (PH).

Developed by TSGQ Directors Dr Feenstra and Dr Scott, with Dr David Cross of 'Heartcare Partners', this unit provides optimal care for patients with pulmonary hypertension. Our unit has Federal Government funding for medications including parenteral, inhaled and oral vasoactive agents that act as pulmonary vasodilators to treat this condition. Monotherapy or combination therapy are trialled under the supervision of our treating physicians. For more information on the pulmonary hypertension unit,  Currently the only private hospital facility in Queensland providing this service, and actively involved in international trials.

The Wesley Asbestos Research Group

Unique in Queensland, this research Group seeks to facilitate research and raise awareness of asbestosis and asbestos-related diseases both to the medical fraternity and the general community, with the aims of improving treatment and enhancing the quality of life of those affected. For general information on The Wesley Asbestos Research group.  More information on The Wesley Asbestos Research Group is available from The Wesley Research Institute.

The Wesley Lung Research Centre

In conjunction with local, national and international research centres we are currently enrolling patients in lung research, including COPD, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer and asthma. For more information please contact us

Educational Services

GP education evenings. Available on request.
Nursing and allied health education
Medical student training : University of Queesland, Griffith University, Bond University Active participation in national and international conferences

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