Heart Centre for Children

The Heart Centre for Children is based at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. We are part of the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Cardiac Services Programme. Over 100 staff work together to diagnose and treat more than 3500 babies, children and adolescents with congenital heart disease each year.  As the largest centre for childhood heart disease in NSW, we provide clinical care for complex procedures and run a world-class research programme.  The SCHN Cardiac Services Vision is "Best Cardiac Care - Heart and Mind".

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Your Child's Surgery

We know that coming in to hospital for the first time can be a difficult experience for both patients and families but we're here to help.  Among other resources, we have put together a guide that outlines what to expect and how to prepare for it.  Read more here.


Patient Stories

Every child's journey is a little different but sometimes it can help to know what other families have experienced.  Read about some of the journeys here.




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Surgeon nominated for Australian of the Year

Nov 23 2015
We are incredibly proud of all of our surgeons and the work that they do, and Ian Nicholson is certainly no exception.  He is one of four N...

Buy a Heart

Nov 20 2015
On Tuesday the Friends of the Heart Centre (a group of parents and community members supporting the Heart Centre for Children through fundraisin...

Our New Cardiac Suite

Nov 19 2015
We are delighted to announce that our brand new, state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation suite opened this week.  A HUGE thank you to Sarg...
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