Welcome to the Department of Thoracic Medicine

The Department of Thoracic Medicine, established in 1976, is now the largest provider of public and private respiratory services in metropolitan and rural South Australia and in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

It has trained more than a generation of doctors, nurses, scientists and administrators and conducts research into the cause, prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases.

The Department of Thoracic Medicine works closely with various health units as well as professional and community organisations in South Australia, nationally and internationally to achieve its primary goals:

To make a real difference to respiratory health, to prevent and manage respiratory disease and to reduce its social and economic impact.

We encourage you to use our services. We also encourage you to join us, and with your knowledge and experience, make it possible for our goals to be achieved, not only for South Australia but also for the global community.