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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RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

$110K closer to our goal

Feb 12 2015
A Heart Lung Machine costs a whopping $500,000 - but over 10 years it will help to save thousands of young lives. Thanks to the generosity o...

Grin and Bear It 2015

Feb 03 2015
Last year this mud run and obstacle course was a huge hit with staff and families who participated.  This year promises to be even bigger a...

NRL Grand Final tickets help the Heart Centre

Oct 07 2014
The father of one of our patients gave up his NRL Grand Final tickets over the weekend to be at his child's bedside, asking 2GB to auction t...
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