Does your child keep you up at night with their coughing? Do you feel your child’s asthma is not under control?
Asthma can be difficult to diagnose and optimise in children, and sometimes requires several appointments bridging different health professionals across hospital and community services. Families need to take time off school and work, deal with waiting lists, and sometimes travel to and from hospital clinics. Asthma WA hopes to alleviate some of this stress and expense through the development of this new service – with the aim of working closely with your GP and our Respiratory Educators closer to home.
After a delay in starting up due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Asthma WA’s Paediatric Respiratory Hub is now open and taking referrals.
This new pilot service aims to make diagnosis, treatment and assessment of asthma in children easier for families. It combines paediatric respiratory testing and an appointment with an Asthma WA Respiratory Health Nurse or Educator, as well as a consultation with a Paediatric Respiratory Specialist (if required). This will aim to be a coordinated appointment in the one location, feeding back to those people involved in your care.
The service is available for children aged 4-18. A referral from your GP is needed with appointments currently available at our Cockburn clinic rooms, with a view to expanding the service dependent funding.
For further information about this service or how to refer, please call us on (08) 9289 3600 or follow us on Facebook for updates.
This service is made possible thanks to the generous support from Channel 7 Telethon Trust, Stan Perron Charitable Foundation, South Metropolitan Health Service, Cockburn Integrated Health Perth Children’s Hospital Respiratory Department, and Fiona Stanley Hospital Paediatric Department.
This service is made possible thanks to the generous support of Telethon 7 and the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation.