Sleep Services

Sleep Studies at St Andrew’s Hospital is provided by both
Genesis SleepCare Qld and SleepCare

Untreated sleep disorders can occur at any age and may be affecting your health.

Common symptoms of sleep disorders include:

  • intense snoring
  • daytime sleepiness and excessive fatigue
  • obesity
  • high blood pressure
  • family history
  • neck circumference of greater than 17 inches
  • poor concentration

If you’re not sleeping well, talk to your General Practitioner about arranging a sleep study.


Genesis SleepCare provides access to the most experienced team of sleep specialists in Queensland.

Genesis SleepCare QLD at St Andrew’s Hospital in Tooowoomba provides:

  • accredited diagnostic testing
  • overnight sleep studies
  • home sleep studies
  • sleep therapist consultations
  • CPAP machines and mask rental and sales.

Specialist consulting is provided by Dr Gonesh Karmakar and Dr Farzad Bashirzadeh

Dr Gonesh Karmakar

Dr Karmakar graduated from the Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh in 1990. He immigrated to New Zealand in 1996, where he was a resident for 13 years. He gained his Fellowship in Internal Medicine (FRACP) in 2008 and Fellowship in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine in 2009 with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Dr Karmakar is a Consultant Respiratory and General Physician at St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital. His interests include investigation and management of sleep apnoeas, lung cancer, asthma, COPD, pleural effusion, interstitial lung disease, He enjoys teaching medical students and working in private practice. He has been awarded the position of honorary ‘Senior Lecturer’ by the Rural Medical School, Toowoomba and by the University of Queensland.

Dr Karmakar can be contacted in his private practice located in Suite 24 at St Andrew’s on: 4634 6933

Dr Farzad Bashirzadeh

Dr Bashirzadeh is an Associate Physician with Genesis SleepCare, specialising in the diagnosis and management of lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, sleep disordered breathing, chronic cough, sarcoidosis, pleural disease and other respiratory conditions. His special interest area is pulmonary intervention, including endo-bronchial ultrasound trans-bronchial needle aspiration and lung biopsy, medical thoracoscopy, narrow band image (NBI) bronchoscopy, diagnostic auto-fluorescence endoscopy/bronchoscopy (DAFE), bronchial stenting and endoscopic lung volume reduction. Dr Bashirzadeh is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, the European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society.

Further information

Freecall 1800 155 225

SleepCare provides expert assistance with sleep apnoea testing. While sleep is a natural part of our existence, it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. If you have trouble sleeping – whether you struggle to fall asleep or are perennially tired – SleepCare’s specialist sleep study centre may be able to uncover the root cause of your issues.

Specialist consulting is provided by Dr Sarah Gleeson

St Andrews Hospital Toowoomba
Dr Sarah Gleeson

Dr Sarah Gleeson is a Respiratory and Sleep Physician. Her areas of interest include airways disease including COPD and asthma, emphysema, interstitial lung diseases, bronchiectasis, pneumonia and other pulmonary infections. Dr Gleeson has experience with a range of sleep conditions including obstructive sleep apnoea and more complex disorders including obesity hypoventilation syndrome, respiratory failure, narcolepsy and respiratory muscle weakness. She was delighted to return home to Toowoomba after completing specialist training in Brisbane Tertiary Hospitals. Dr Gleeson undertook her advanced training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and has most recently completed her Sleep Fellowship at Greenslopes Private Hospital.

Since attaining Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2016, Dr Gleeson worked on the Sunshine Coast as a Respiratory and Sleep Physician. Dr Gleeson can offer you and your patients diagnosis and management of various Respiratory and Sleep concerns including:

• Assessment and management of dyspnoea, cough and other respiratory complaints;
• Assessment and management of pleural disease, including pleural ultrasound and diagnostic and therapeutic thoracocentesis;
• Timely assessment and diagnosis of suspected lung cancer;
• Interventional bronchoscopy skills including endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and transbronchial node aspiration (important for diagnosing and staging primary and secondary lung malignancies);
• Assessment and management of patients with tiredness, suspected obstructive sleep apnoea and suspected respiratory muscle weakness;
• Respiratory function testing, interpretation and reporting;
• Sleep study interpretation and reporting including full Diagnostic PSG, CPAP titration, MSLT and MWT.

Further information

Dr Gleeson’s private practice at St Andrew’s Hospital can be contacted via the details listed below:
Suite 36
P: 07 4646 2667
F: 07 4646 2668