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 4500 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

Our new Heart Lung Machine

Apr 22 2016
We held a celebratory event on Monday to thank the major donors and fundraisers who made the purchase of a new Heart Lung Machine possible.&nbsp...

Study launch: From the Heart

Feb 10 2016
We are very pleased to announce the launch of our latest research study, "From the Heart". This study is looking into the health ...

Abdalah's new heart

Jan 11 2016
One of our patients, little Abdalah, appeared in the Parramatta Sun last week.  Abdalah had a heart transplant last year and as his Mum say...
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