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Heart and Sleep Education Evening – Bundaberg

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Genesis SleepCare and Bundaberg Cardiology hosted a heart and sleep education evening in Bundaberg last week, attracting local general practitioners and nurses. Speakers included Dr Charl Liebenberg, Genesis SleepCare affiliated Sleep & Respiratory Physician, and Dr Hermann Wittmer, Cardiologist at Bundaberg Cardiology.

Dr Charl Liebenberg discussed the links between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental health. He also provided an update on the importance of patient compliance to CPAP treatment. Dr Liebenberg consults at Genesis SleepCare Bundaberg and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital.

Dr Liebenberg was joined by Dr Hermann Wittmer, Cardiologist at Bundaberg Cardiology. Dr Wittmer presented on atrial fibrillation and provided recent updates and guidelines for treatment. Further information about Bundaberg Cardiology is available here.

World Sleep Day 2017 - Is it time to review your patients' CPAP compliance?

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World Sleep Day is an annual event to spread awareness of sleep disorders and to promote efforts for prevention and management. This World Sleep Day, Genesis SleepCare would like to provide the following chronic disease and sleep update to encourage CPAP therapy compliance reviews.

Recent research published in the Journal of The American College of Cardiology1 highlighted that obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a modifiable cardiovascular risk factor associated with:

  • Increased risk of stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and coronary heart disease
  • Increased all-cause and cardiovascular mortality

To reduce patient risk, patients with chronic diseases should be referred for a sleep study. For patients who are currently using CPAP therapy, it is recommended to review patient CPAP compliance as CPAP is not effective unless it is used for more than four hours of sleep1.

Genesis SleepCare provides access to the most experienced team of sleep specialists in Queensland and a fully comprehensive sleep service at RiverCity Private Hospital.

Genesis SleepCare
Level 4
RiverCity Private Hospital
401 Milton Road, Auchenflower

1. Javaheri, S, Barbe, F, Campos-Rodriguez, F, Dempsey, JA, Khayat, R, Javaheri, S, et al 2017, 'Sleep Apnea: Types, Mechanisms, and Clinical Cardiovascular Consequences', Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 69, no. 7, pp. 841-858.

International Women’s Day 2017


Genesis SleepCare acknowledges the services provided by Respiratory and Sleep Physicians, Dr Sophie Williams and Dr Leanne Gauld.

Dr Sophie Williams 
Dr Sophie Williams is an Associate Physician with Genesis SleepCare. Dr Williams graduated from Leicester University in the United Kingdom in 2002. She undertook extensive specialist training in thoracic medicine in Brisbane at the Mater Public Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital. Dr Williams completed her Fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Royal Brisbane and RiverCity Private Hospitals. She has a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of causes of insomnia.

Dr Leanne Gauld (Paediatric Sleep Specialist)
Dr Leanne Gauld graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1993. She undertook her intern year at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, before beginning her General Paediatric training at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane and Melbourne and at the Monash Medical Centre. While completing this training, she began sub-specialty training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Monash Medical Centre and Sydney Children's Hospital. Her first consultant job was at The Children's Hospital, Westmead where she worked as the Acting Director of the Sleep Unit for 2 years. In 2006, Leanne returned to Brisbane as a Respiratory and Sleep Specialist where she has remained caring for children with a variety of respiratory and sleep problems. Her special areas of interest are children with neuromuscular weakness and home ventilation.

Specialist consultations are available with Dr Sophie Williams and Dr Leanne Gauld at RiverCity Private Hospital, Auchenflower.

Free Call: 1800 155 225

Sleep Services at RiverCity Private Hospital

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Genesis SleepCare provides a fully comprehensive sleep service at RiverCity Private Hospital, Auchenflower.

  • Overnight in-lab sleep studies
  • Home sleep studies (bulk billed)
  • CPAP Clinic
  • CPAP machine & mask rental and sales (including at no cost to DVA patients)
  • Qualified nursing and scientific staff
  • Paediatric sleep studies and specialist consultations with Dr Leanne Gauld
  • Sleep specialist consulting with Dr Sophie Williams
  • Free onsite parking for patients

Further information about Genesis SleepCare at RiverCity Private Hospital is available here.

Freecall 1800 155 225

Upcoming Event: CPAP Equipment Service Days

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Upcoming Event: CPAP Equipment Service Days

Come into Genesis SleepCare for a complimentary sleep apnoea device service provided by Genesis SleepCare and ResMed. We’ll give your device a thorough clean, change its filter, check the tubing and mask, and ensure that your prescribed pressure is being delivered. All makes and models are welcome. Genesis SleepCare therapists are also available for a complimentary consultation.

Contact your preferred Genesis SleepCare location below to make an appointment on one of our service days.

Bundaberg Service Days

Date: Monday 13 March and Tuesday 14 March 2017
Venue: Genesis SleepCare Bundaberg
Suite 3, Entrance 1, 72 Barolin Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670
Phone: 07 4199 7080
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More information is available here.

Toowoomba Service Days

Date: Wednesday 15 March and Thursday 16 March 2017
Venue: Genesis SleepCare
St Andrew’s Hospital Toowoomba
Suite 22, 280 North Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 1800 155 225
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More information is available here.

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