Resources

We understand that people often require quick access to the information they need about their lung condition. This page contains links to webpages and action plans, as well as printable information sheets and booklets.

General Information for St Vincent's Patients, Families and Carers

  • Aboriginal Health Unit – providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inpatient and outpatients including families and carers.
  • Accommodation for visitors – details of local accommodation for patients, families and carers at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney.
  • Visiting hours – information about visiting hours st St Vincent's Hospital Sydney.
  • What to pack for hospital – a checklist of what to bring to hospital to ensure you have everything you need to keep you comfortable while staying with us.

Patient Information Sheets, Webpages, Booklets and Action Plans

Links to other websites or details of third parties provided on the website are for convenience only and do not indicate any endorsement of those websites or third parties.

 

Asbestosis

  • Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia – provides support to people living with asbestos related diseases, family members, carers and friends. Call 1800 006 196.
  • Dust Diseases Authority – provides financial compensation, support and assistance to people who have had work related exposure to harmful dust in NSW. Call 1800 550 02.

Asthma

Depression and Anxiety

  • Beyond Blue Support Service – telephone, online and email counselling for people going through a tough time.
  • Mindspot – free telephone and online services, including screening assessments for adults experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety.
  • MoodGYM – a free self help program that teaches skills to help prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • This way up – provides online courses which have been clinically proven to lessen anxiety and depression.

Diabetes

Diet

Dust Diseases

  • Dust Diseases Authority – provides financial compensation, support and assistance to people who have had work related exposure to harmful dust in NSW. Call 1800 550 02.

Lung Disease

Lung Cancer

Lung Transplant

Medication

  • Correct Inhaler Technique Video - a step by step video demonstrating correct techniques for common inhalers
  • MedicAlert – internationally recognised medical and identification jewellery for use in an emergency.
  • National Asthma Council of Australia - provides inhaler technique checklists to teach, check and/or confirm the way you are using your inhaler.
  • NPS MedicineWise – evidence based information on medicines available in Australia.
  • NPS Medication List – a useful way to keep all the information about your medicines together. When folded, the medicines list is small enough to fit in your wallet or handbag, so that you can carry it with you at all times.
  • Warfarin education video – explaining all you need to know about taking warfarin.

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Studies

  • Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) – the peak scientific body in Australia & New Zealand representing clinicians, scientists and researchers in the broad area of sleep
  • ENABLE NSW Home Aids Program – the HRP provides respiratory equipment including oxygen concentrators, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, ventilators and respiratory consumables such as tracheostomy tubes to eligible people to manage their respiratory condition and maximise their independence in their own home 
  • Sleep Disorders Australia – find information on a range of sleep disorders.
  • Sleep Health Foundation – aims to improve people’s lives by promoting sleep, advocacy and raising awareness of sleep disorders.

Travelling - Air Travel Guidelines

Travel Assistance for Isolated Patients in NSW