We provide support for patients with advanced heart failure living in the Northern Sydney Local Health District.
The aim of the Cardiac Supportive Care Service is to provide a specialist service for adult patients with advanced heart failure living within the Northern Sydney Local Health District. The service consists of a Nurse Practitioner that provides a link between cardiology and supportive care services.
The Nurse Practitioner can see patients in the outpatient clinics at Royal North Shore, Hornsby and Ryde Hospitals or a home visit appointment.
The Nurse Practitioner works independently and collaboratively with other healthcare teams to provide comprehensive services, which include:
• Assessment and diagnosing your health problems
• Management of the symptoms of end-stage heart failure i.e. shortness of breath, ankle or abdominal swelling, increased tiredness
• Medication reviews
• Referrals to other health professionals and services
• Education, counselling and support
Nurse Practitioners are able to provide high quality health care and are key members of the health care team.
We care for…
A Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice nurse with expertise to manage the health needs of people with various acute or chronic health conditions. They provide a comprehensive and holistic assessment, symptom management, psychosocial support and advanced care planning for patients with advanced heart failure.