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Heart Failure Program

The Heart Failure Program provides holistic care and support to patients and their families who have recently been diagnosed with heart failure.

The program mostly focusses on strategies to best manage your condition when you leave hospital in your home environment.

A comprehensive plan is devised in consultation with your general practitioner (GP) and cardiologist to help you recover when you leave hospital and referral to other services if required.

The core group of people eligible for cardiac rehabilitation are those who have had:

  • myocardial infarct (heart attack)
  • re-vascularisation procedures
  • stable or unstable angina
  • controlled heart failure
  • other vascular or heart diseases.

People with other presenting problems, such as Type 2 diabetes or multiple risk factors may also participate in cardiac rehabilitation.

Referral exclusions apply for this service.  Contact the service numbers below for referral requirements for this service.

Contact

66 Norman Street (Corner of Laurie and Norman Streets)
Laurieton NSW 2443

Camden Haven Community Health

Referral criteria for this service:

  • Heart Failure reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF)
  • cardiomyopathy – Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • congestive cardiac failure related to the current admission
  • arrhythmias requiring cardiac devices
  • recent Levosemendan or Dobutamine Infusion
  • commenced on Entresto therapy.

119 River St
West Kempsey NSW 2440

Kempsey Community Health

Referral criteria for this service:

  • Heart Failure reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF)
  • cardiomyopathy – Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • congestive cardiac failure related to the current admission
  • arrhythmias requiring cardiac devices
  • recent Levosemendan or Dobutamine Infusion
  • commenced on Entresto therapy.

119 River Street
Kempsey NSW 2440

Kempsey District Hospital

Limited service available. Service currently provides one day a week to inpatients as well as a nurse led outpatient clinic. Referrals will be assessed by priority. Patients must be willing to attend the Kempsey Integrated Care Centre for ongoing education, management and support.

Morton Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Port Macquarie Community Health

Referral criteria for this service:

  • Heart Failure reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF)
  • cardiomyopathy – Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • congestive cardiac failure related to the current admission
  • arrhythmias requiring cardiac devices
  • recent Levosemendan or Dobutamine Infusion
  • commenced on Entresto therapy.

Wrights Rd
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Port Macquarie Base Hospital

Referral criteria for this service:

  • acute coronary syndrome resulting in heart failure
  • arryhthmia associated with congestive cardiac failure
  • Heart Failure reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF)
  • cardiomyopathy – Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • congestive cardiac failure related to the current admission
  • arrhythmias requiring cardiac devices
  • recent Levosemendan or Dobutamine Infusion
  • commenced on Entresto therapy.

69 High Street
Wauchope NSW 2446

Wauchope Community Health

Referral criteria for this service:

  • Heart Failure reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF)
  • cardiomyopathy – Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • congestive cardiac failure related to the current admission
  • arrhythmias requiring cardiac devices
  • recent Levosemendan or Dobutamine Infusion
  • commenced on Entresto therapy.
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