In this section
The Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the RCH provides tertiary
paediatric respiratory care, education, training and comprehensive
research programs and has led internationally in the establishment of
paediatric pulmonology as a distinct and important branch of medicine.
Our aim is to provide a world class service to improve health outcomes
for children and young people with respiratory diseases throughout
Victoria. A clinical referral service is also provided to the children of
southern New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia.
Our department has
strengths in a number of areas that are recognized widely including the
management and research of asthma, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis and primary
For a brief history of the department please visit the
History of the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine page.