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Respiratory Services

Service Location

Frankston Hospital
Hastings Road
Frankston, VIC, 3199

Contact details

Respiratory Ph: (03) 9788 1753   Sleep Laboratory Ph: (03) 9788 1705

About Respiratory Services

The Department of Respiratory Medicine has two main areas of research interest – lung disease and sleep related breathing disorders. In addition, the Department takes an active role in quality assurance activities. Patients suffering sleep disordered breathing are referred to the Sleep Laboratory where they are monitored overnight.

The Sleep Laboratory

The Sleep Laboratory in the Frankston Integrated Health Centre has been providing high quality services for over 20 years.  It is a three bed, fully accredited, level 1 lab, which performs more than 900 sleep studies each year. The sleep laboratory aids in the diagnosis and treatment of people with sleep disordered breathing, such as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

The Lung Function Laboratory

The lung function laboratory offers measurement of lung volumes and capacities, flow-rates, bronchial hyper-reactiveness, hypoxia-altitude simulation test, exercise walking tests (for evaluation of home oxygen) and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. More than 3,000 tests are performed each year at Frankston and Rosebud.