Heart Failure Service (MACARF Program) is a service with the primary aim of promoting good health and quality of life in patients diagnosed with heart failure, in the Northern Sydney Area.

Heart Failure is a leading cause of admission to hospital among patients over 65 years of age.  Since reversible precipitants can often be identified, such as infection, atrial fibrillation, ischaemia and compliance issues, there is the potential to prevent unnecessary admissions.

The service provides a comprehensive heart failure service to patients at Royal North Shore Hospital, Ryde Hospital, Hornsby Hospital, and North Shore Private Hospital, and the community. We accept referrals from health professionals in hospital and in the community.

Heart Failure Nurse Specialists see patients at home and in hospital, and communicate with the patients GP. During home visits and/or regular phone calls patients receive:

  • Clinical assessment
  • Education re recognition and management of heart failure with an Action Plan
  • Education regarding diet and lifestyle
  • Exercise Program.

 The Service can assist in the titration of Ace and Beta-blockers.

 There is a Heart Failure Clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital.

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Eligibility

  • Exacerbation of Heart Failure within last 30 days.

Referral

Contact individual hospital sites or contact the main office at Royal North Shore Hospital on 94631702.

Urgent cases

Contact the main office at Royal North Shore Hospital on 94631702.

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Postal: Level 1, Building 52,

Royal North Shore Hospital,

St Leonards, NSW 2065

Location: Level 1, Building 52,

Royal North Shore Hospital,

Reserve Rd, St Leonards NSW 2065

This service is available at all NSLHD acute hospitals: 

  • Royal North Shore Hospital

  • Ryde Hospital

  • Hornsby Hospital

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Contact the main office at Royal North Shore Hospital on 94631702 for intake and referral requests.

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‚ÄčRoyal North Shore Hospital

Phone: 94631702

Fax: 94632093

 

Ryde Hospital

Phone: 98587596

Fax: 98587707

 

Hornsby Hospital

Phone: 94779850

Fax: 94779013