If you are living with heart disease we can help you return to an active and satisfying life and work with you to prevent any recurrence of cardiac events.
To make an appointment to access the Cardiac Rehabilitation Service, please contact the Community Care Intake Service on 1800 654 324.
Having a heart problem can often be a shock and you are given a lot of information.
Cardiac rehabilitation services can help you during the hospital admission and then after discharge home.
You will be provided with support education and information to assist you through your hospital stay.
Patients are assessed by the Cardiac Rehabilitation team of Nurses and Exercise Physiologist and each client is provided with an individualised education and exercise program, which is tailored to provide support and promote recovery.
You will have access to a multidisciplinary team which includes nursing, physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy, social work and pharmacy. Our team will help you identify the goals you want to achieve and support you.
How will Cardiac (Heart) Care Services help you?
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program helps you:
• Take better control of your health
• Reduce the risk of further heart problems
• Live longer
• Learn how to exercise for a healthy heart and get stronger
• Feel better, faster recovery - emotionally and physically
• Learn how to reduce stress
• Become more confident
• Return to your former social and work activities
Cardiac rehabilitation usually runs for 8 to 10 weeks. It often starts in hospital and continues when you go home. Programs can be run in different ways and places, for example: face-to-face, over the telephone, in a group or one-on-one and also in your home.