October 3, 2018

Respiratory Function Lab Turns One

This week marks Northern Health’s Respiratory Function Laboratory’s first birthday!

Located at Northern Hospital Epping and having completed over 4,400 tests in its first 12 months, the service continues to grow.

Jane Poxon, Acting Chief Executive, congratulated the team on their expansion of services over the first year.

“Well done to Katharine See and the team,” Jane said.

“There are more tests now available, which will assist with better diagnosis and management of patients,” she added.

“I’m also pleased that over the next 12 months the services will expand to Broadmeadows Hospital, providing on-site testing to support the asthma and allergy clinics on Monday and Wednesday.”

In collaboration with Swinburne University, the team have also recently welcomed a Professional Placements Student which has enabled greater volume of testing to be performed.

The Respiratory Department at Northern Health provides ward referrals for clinical consultation, inpatient fortnightly bronchoscopy list, outpatient respiratory function tests, outpatient COPD HARP clinic and outpatient supplementary oxygen assessments.