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Chronic Disease Wellness Program - Respiratory (Community based) Gold Coast Health

All referrals via the Central Intake Unit  Ph 1300 668 936     Fax 1300 668 536

The Respiratory Service supports GPs and acute services by providing  specialised multidisciplinary care for patients with complex care needs related to:

  • A confirmed diagnosis of COPD (who require multidisciplinary care) or
  • COPD secondary to Asthma
  • A confirmed diagnosis of Chronic Asthma
The service is able to participate in a Team Care Arrangement without utilising Medicare items.

Note: the following conditions are not eligible for direct referral to the CDWP Respiratory Service and must be referred to a private Respiratory Physician or Specialist Respiratory Outpatients for investigation.
  • Lung Cancer
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Cardiac disease associated breathlessness
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
Pre-requisite Tests

Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Blood pathology results last 3 months
Chest XRay reviewed:no nodules or masses
If available: CT chest, ECHO

Chronic Asthma
Pre and Post SABA
Services offered:
  • Casemanager allocated -single point of contact
  • Multidisciplinary assessment and care planning
  • Individual and Group education on COPD management (one day education at Robina, 6 x weekly modules at Helensvale)
  • Multidisciplinary clinic
  • Smoking cessation (offered as a component of the program, direct referral not available)
  • Group work: Mindfulness 4 Mood Enhancement (targeting depression and anxiety)
  • Group work: Appetite 4 Changes (Behavioural weight management)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise (8 week program)
  • Onward referral to maintenance exercise ( Lungs in Action)
  • Referral to the COACH program

Robina Health Precinct Level 2, 2 Campus Crescent Robina Qld 4226
Helensvale Community Health Centre  105 Lindfield Road, Helensvale Qld 4212

Suitable for

See above

Target Groups

  • Chronic Disease

Services Provided

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