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Respiratory Investigation Unit - Royal North Shore Hospital

Level 8A

Acute Services Building

Royal North Shore Hospital

Reserve Rd

St Leonards


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Respiratory Investigation Unit - Royal North Shore Hospital

Contact us

Phone: 02 9463 2811

Fax Number: 02 9463 2089

Messages can be left and will be responded to as soon as possible. Referals can also be faxed to the above number.


Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 16:00

 What we do

The Respiratory Investigation Unit uses various tests to measure respiratory function (how your lungs are working). We may be asked to help diagnose reasons for shortness of breath or to monitor treatment for breathing disorders.

We care for people with a great variety of respiratory diseases and see others having chemotherapy or surgery to establish and monitor their breathing.

 What to bring

  • List of current medications  
  • Referral

 When to visit us

We see mostly adults but some children over the age of 7 as long as they can follow instructions. If no English speaking an interpreter may be required. Test take between 1/2 an hour and 1 1/2 hours depending on what is required. You may be asked to withhold certain breathing medications before the test.

 How to visit us

Exit off Pacific Highway and the M1 will take you to the hospital on Reserve Road in St Leonards

Bus Route 114 stops directly at the hospital

The hospital is close to St Leonards train station

The hospital is a 5 minute walk from St Leonards Station

Street and multi storey car parking are available on the Royal North Shore hospital campus. Fees apply, so please check signage. Concession parking rates are available for patients and carers. Click here for more details.

 Referral information

GP referral           
Medical referral

Respiratory Investigation Unit referral form

 Other information

Can transport be organised for people to attend?

Transport needs to be organised by the patient


Is there a cost to patients to attend the clinic?

There is no cost if you have a medicare card the tests will be bulk billed. If you are ineligible for a medicare card you will be expected to pay before testing. Price depends on the tests ordered.

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