Specialist Consultation

Dr Churton provides Respiratory and Sleep consultation at 61 Avondale Ave – St Vincent’s Hospital, Lismore, servicing the North Coast and Northern Rivers regions. Dr Churton is also a Visiting Medical Officer at Lismore Base Hospital.

Lung Function Lab

The Lung Function Lab is a service available to GP’s by referral, and operates from Dr Joe Churton’s Specialist Suite.

Sleep studies

Dr Churton is an official Associate with Queensland Sleep.


Experienced in both diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, as well as radial and convex probe endobronchial ultrasound, providing a new treatment option for lung malignancy patients within the Northern Rivers region.
Patients around this area now no longer need to travel for this level of treatment.

Information for patients


Parking is available within the Hospital Grounds.

What to bring to your appointment
  • Your GP or specialist referral
  • Any x-rays or scans that you have had previously
  • A current medication list and any allergies that you may have
  • Your Medicare Card
  • Your Health Care Card or Veterans Affairs Card if you have one

Information for GP’s


North Coast Respiratory Referral form
Download NCRSC Referral Form

Queensland Sleep Referral Form
Download QLD Sleep Referral Form

Contact Us

61 Avondale Ave
St Vincent’s Hospital,
Lismore NSW 2480

P: (02) 6621 3199
F: (02) 6622 8540