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People exposed to prolonged periods of shortened sleep have significant increases in blood pressure during nighttime hours, researchers report.

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Night owls are more likely to develop diabetes, metabolic syndrome and sarcopenia than early risers, even when they get the same amount of sleep, according to a new study. The study examined the difference between night and morning chronotypes, or a person's natural sleep-wake cycle. Staying awake later at night is likely to cause sleep loss, poor sleep quality, and eating at inappropriate times, which might eventually lead to metabolic change.

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Think twice the next time you don’t get as much sleep as you need: A new study suggests that missing just 30 minutes of shuteye during weeknights could boost your weight and disrupt your metabolism.

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Long the stuff of science fiction, the disembodied 'brain in a jar' is providing science fact for researchers, who by studying the whole brains of fruit flies are discovering the inner mechanisms of jet lag.  Researchers present the first real-time imaging of intact circadian neural networks and demonstrate how light shifts disrupt biological clocks.

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Popular non-prescription and prescription medications, including the active ingredient in Benadryl, have been linked to increased risk of developing dementia by a study published in a top-tier medical journal.

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“WHEN SLEEP IS SOUND, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS ABOUND” is the slogan for World Sleep Day 2015 taking place worldwide on March 13th, 2015. Sound sleep is a treasured function and one of the pillars of health, along with a balanced diet and adequate exercise. When sleep fails, health declines. Poor sleep and bad health decrease the quality of life and take happiness away.

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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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