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Cardiac Supportive Care

District Wide Service:

Outpatient Clinics available at Hornsby, Royal North Shore and Ryde Hospitals

Home Visit appointments

Cardiac Supportive Care

Contact us

Tel: 02 9926 7875
Urgent referrals: 0427 312 302

Fax: 02 9463 2045

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday – 8.00am to 4.30pm

 What we do

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.

 What to bring

  • Recent blood test results
  • Investigation results
  • List of current medication 
  • Referral letter

 When to visit us

 How to visit us

 Referral information

Referrals may be faxed or emailed and are accepted from:

•    Senior Registered Nurse
•    General Practitioners
•    Medical Specialists

The Cardiac Supportive Care Nurse Practitioner works very closely with all members of the palliative care and cardiology teams.  
The Nurse Practitioner is able to make referrals to other health care providers ensuring a comprehensive health management plan.

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