What is the Heart Wellness Program?
The Heart Wellness program is the leading program established to prevent or treat those with heart disease across our 9 sites in New South Wales. The program is our modern approach to cardiac rehab, with a specialised cardiac team attending to your individual needs in our state of the art rehab facilities. Once enrolled into the program you get access to all the members of a cardiac team in one location which includes; the Cardiac Nurse, Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist, Dietician, Occupational Therapist and Psychologist, who are all there to maximise your heart health and provide you with the very best Heart Wellness program experience in the country.
Is the Heart Wellness Program for inpatients or outpatients?
The Heart Wellness program is the only program of its kind to offer all three phases of cardiac rehabilitation. We cater for an inpatient (Phase I) program, for those who require intense rehabilitation for their heart condition. We have an outpatient (Phase II) program which is a 3-day a week program over
6-weeks which is an individualised lifestyle and exercise intervention in conjunction with weekly education sessions by our cardiac team. Finally, we also offer a maintenance (Phase III) program for those who finish our outpatient phase II program which is made up of regular phone-calls and follow up assessments throughout the remainder of the year to help you with your long-term transition at home and within the community.
Who is eligible for the Heart Wellness Program?
Our team is experienced to handle all forms of heart conditions. If you have recently had a cardiac event, hospitalisation or new diagnosis then you are eligible to join our program. If you require reconditioning as a result of your pre-existing heart condition, or your cancer treatment (Cardio-oncology) then you are also eligible to join our program, which you can be referred by either your Cardiologist or GP.
- Heart Attack
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Atrial Fibrillation (and other arrhythmias)
- CABG, Stent or Angioplasty
- Heart Failure
- Pacemaker or ICD Implant Valve Disease or Valve Surgery
- Cardio-oncology Type II DM
Is there a cost to enter the Heart Wellness Program?
This service is completely covered by your private health fund as a part of your hospital cover. We have agreements with all major health funds, so there is no surprise GAP payments for our patients, and you can take advantage of your health fund benefits and get back on track with your Heart Wellness.
Access our referral form here