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Clinicians and Researchers from The Prince Charles Hospital have developed whole lung lavage, a ground-breaking new treatment that provides a glimmer of hope to those suffering with artificial stone silicosis, a deadly lung disease.
Annalicia is now performing a clinical trial to see if dietary fibre can reduce inflammation in lung cells through healthy gut bacteria.
Thousands of people every year find themselves in Intensive Care suffering a life-threatening illness - and many will experience collapsed lungs. There is no definitive way to best restore the lungs after collapse - sometimes it's done using a ventilator, other times they are manually inflated.
Dr James Anderson, a Sleep Fellow at The Prince Charles Hospital, wants to make sure that these most vulnerable people in our community are receiving the care they need.