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Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

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The Breathing Space

Breathing space 1

The Breathing Space is the only respiratory health and disease referral centre for children (aged 0-18 years) in SA and the NT. We specialise in assessing and treating all types of respiratory disease, and provide specialised lung function testing.

The Breathing Space is the only respiratory health and disease tertiary referral centre for children
(aged 0-18 years), with respiratory disease in SA and extends to the Northern Territory. We specialise in assessing and treating children with all types of respiratory disease, and provide specialised lung function testing.

We run the only specialised children's lung function laboratory in SA – The Lung Lab.

. The lab is nationally accredited to provide detailed lung function testing, provocation studies for asthma, allergy testing & screening oximetry for sleep apnoea.

Our bronchoscopy service for children utilises both flexible and rigid bronchoscopes, with most procedures done under general anaesthetic.

Specific clinical services include:

  • Sleep Clinic
  • Sleep Laboratory
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • Asthma Clinic

Our respiratory specialists have a strong interest in facilitating general practitioner education and providing outreach clinics to rural areas.

How to access this service

Outpatient appointments – phone (08) 8161 7234 or (08) 8161 6207

Bookings for lung function assessments – phone (08) 8161 6235

The department sees both public and private patients. Public patients are seen in the general outpatient clinics.

Hours

General Business – 9am to 5pm weekdays

Location

6th Floor, Gilbert Building

The Breathing Space – map

Contact

Unit Head

Director, The Breathing Space
Dr Andrew Tai

Phone

General enquiries: (08) 8161 7234 or (08) 8161 6207
Sleep Laboratory: (08) 8161 6037

After hours

For urgent issues call (08) 8161 7000 and ask to page the consultant on call
Contact person: The Breathing Space Secretary

Fax

(08) 8161 8388

Email

paula.mitchell@sa.gov.au

Mailing Address

The Breathing Space
6th Floor, Gilbert Building
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide SA 5006