Sutherland Heart Clinic was established in 2006 to provide specialist cardiology services to people living in the southern suburbs of Sydney.
A centre of excellence
The clinic was established following joint efforts – by the South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts, local cardiologists and the Eastern Heart Clinic – to provide the people living south of Sydney with access to specialist cardiology services.
A report commissioned in 2003 found that 1,800 patients a year – some critically unwell – were having to leave the Shire to have procedures performed at other hospitals.
Sutherland Heart Clinic opened in 2006 after a competitive public tender and an 18 month building program.
The clinic is now an established, well-equipped specialist facility that conducts more than 3,500 diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures annually.
A unique model of healthcare
Sutherland Heart Clinic provides a unique health care delivery model for interventional cardiac services in the southern suburbs of Sydney. It provides specialist cardiology services to all patients – both public or private – in exactly the same manner and under the same protocols, with no delineation based on health status or referral source.
All patients have access to a highly specialised team of cardiologists, nurses and support staff who are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for them.
Sutherland Heart Clinic is also associated with Eastern Heart Clinic, which is located within The Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. This centre also provides a similar model of public and private interventional cardiology care.