Dr Andrew Scott holds daily specialist clinics, for patients with GP and specialist referrals, in thoracic and sleep medicine.
These clinics are held in Toowoomba (Monday) and The Wesley Hospital (Tuesday – Friday).
Dr Scott, and the team from the Thoracic and Sleep Group team bring together medical and scientific professionals in providing accurate and rapid respiratory and sleep diagnostic services, specialist consulting services and ongoing management long term.
Our services are committed to improving patient health outcomes, maintaining high success rates with respiratory and sleep therapy, and ensuring rapid access to other specialist services. Urgent appointments can usually be arranged within 2 weeks.
Inpatient tertiary level care is available for patients with complex thoracic medical disorders, including lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disorders (emphysema, bronchiectasis), asthma, plus acute care patients admitted via The Wesley Hospital Emergency Centre (WEC).
The Wesley Hospital is one of the largest private hospitals in Queensland. It offers the state’s most comprehensive range of private medical services, and is supported by a broad range of highly specialised services, linked in with thoracic and sleep medicine including cardiac, neurological, ICU, interventional radiology and womens health services.
The Wesley Lung Function Lab provides the highest quality results whilst keeping the patient as comfortable as possible.
With the latest testing equipment a wide variety of diagnostic tests are available to screen, monitor and assist in managing lung disease progression.
The Lab has an on site specialist daily to make interpretive comments for each report. Bulkbilling services are available.
Bronchoscopy evaluation is a technique of visualizing the inside of the airways for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. These are performed in The Wesley Hospital Endoscopy Unit.
As procedural thoracic physician Dr Andrew Scott has a very high level of experience in this area, performing over 10,000 over the past 20 years in tertiary level practice in Brisbane, Sydney and Cambridge, UK.
‘Breathwise’ is the pulmonary rehabilitation programme based at The Wesley Hospital, and focuses on a multi-disciplinary outpatient programme for patients with chronic lung disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
GP education evenings. Available on request.
Nursing and allied health education
Medical student training
Active participation in national and international conferences
Research activities are now underway in Sleep Medicine, with planned collaboration with the Wesley-St.Andrew’s Research Institute (WSARI).
The institute aims to make a lasting difference to health care practices through medical research.
The combined Institute was formed in 2014, following the merge between The Wesley Research Institute and St. Andrew’s Medical Institute. As a result, it now operates across all four Uniting Care Health hospitals in Queensland.
The Wesley Hospital is a well established designated treatment centre for Pulmonary Hypertension(PH).
Having worked in this area within Australia and Cambridge UK, Dr Scott provides extensive experience in this highly specialised area.
The service allows access to Federal Government funding for medications including parenteral, inhaled and oral vasoactive agents that
act as pulmonary vasodilators to treat this condition.
The services links in with specialist cardiac testing services at The Wesley Hospital.
Dr Scott is linked with the Wesley Cancer Care Service, with access to extensive Oncology services, Radiation Oncology services, Thoracic Surgical services and Palliative Care services.
The hospital is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, with innovative and advanced cancer care utilising state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.
The oncology service provides a range of sophisticated treatments including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, brachytherapy, and intravenous therapies required for the management of malignant lung conditions.
Patients have access to novel drug, immunologic, and gene therapies through clinical trials.
The Wesley Cancer Care Service also offers patients and families support services from counselling through to dietary and physiotherapy needs, in providing a comprehensive and compassionate care plan.