The North Shore Cardiovascular Education Centre's primary role is to provide a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation service for the patients of the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH), the North Shore Private Hospital and other health facilities on referral.
Cardiac Rehabilitation programs maximise safe recovery, reinforce secondary prevention strategies, promote early return to work and normal activities while being instrumental in reducing hospital readmissions. The Centre liases closely with local general practitioners and is supported by the cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons of the RNSH. The service complies with the NSW Department of Health Policy standards for Cardiac Rehabilitation.
The NSCEC is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a Clinical Nurse Consultant, Exercise Physiologists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Pharmacists. The team is overseen by an Advisory Panel meeting annually.