Our Respiratory Service treats people with diseases affecting their lungs and breathing.
We treat a variety of conditions including:
- COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- fibrosis of the lungs
- lung cancer
- pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs)
We run outpatient clinics and look after patients in hospital. Outpatient clinics are held at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals.
Our Pulmonary Function Laboratory provides breathing testing for people referred by GPs and other specialists, as well as those people being seen in respiratory clinics.
You may also be referred to our service if you have problems sleeping as sleep problems can be caused by breathing issues during sleep. Our doctors work closely with the University of Otago Sleep Laboratory (WellSleep).