Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine

The Breathing Space

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 – WCH page link iconThe 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 the 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.


General Business 9am to 5pm weekdays

Contact Information

Unit Head

Director, The Breathing Space
Dr Andrew Tai


6th Floor, Gilbert Building

Mailing Address

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


General enquiries phone: (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

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last modified: 14 May 2020