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From the Heart Study: It's not too late to be part of this important study!

Feb 02 2017
From the Heart is an Australia and New Zealand Fontan Registry research study open to children, young people and adults with a Fontan circu...

Soccer marathon bigger and better than ever

Sep 06 2016
The 5th annual 24-hour soccer marathon was held in Dural this weekend and the team far exceeded their fundraising goal, bringing in an incredibl...

Wagga Wagga spring cocktail party

Sep 01 2016
The Bald and the Beautiful Spring Cocktail Party, being held in Wagga Wagga on 17 September, is a celebration and fundraiser for the Heart Centr...

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions that are frequently asked by patients and families.  Click on one of these categories for FAQ's relevant to that area.  If you have a question that isn't answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Clinic Appointments Getting to the Heart Centre Getting Help Information for kids
Test & Procedures Staying in Hospital What do I do? For Doctors
News & Events Information for Visitors    

 

Please note that this information is intended as a general guide only and not to provide specific information for individual patient care. Any questions about your own situation should be directed to your medical practitioner, or cardiac specialist. If you have questions regarding the information contained in this brochure please contact us on (02) 9845 2345.


 

Q: Where do I find the Heart Centre for Children?
Q: How do I make a clinic appointment?
Q: Where can I find more information about admission and surgery?
Q: Who can I talk to if I have more questions?
Q: Where can I give feedback about the Heart Centre for Children?
Q: How can I prepare my infant for hospital or surgery?
Q: How can I prepare my toddler for hospital or surgery?
Q: How can I prepare my preschooler for hospital or surgery?
Q: How can I prepare my school-age child for hospital or surgery?
Q: How can I prepare my adolescent for hospital or surgery?
Q: How can I prepare my other child(ren) for their sibling's hospitalisation or surgery?
Q: Where can I find parking?
Q: How do I get from the maternity ward at Westmead Adults' Hospital to The Children's Hospital at Westmead?
Q: How long will my appointment take?
Q: What age range of children do you treat?
Q: What do I need to bring for my child's appointment?
Q: What happens at preadmission clinic?
Q: Do I need a full bladder for a fetal echocardiogram?
Q: Where can I stay while my child is in hospital?
Q: Who can I talk to about breastfeeding (or difficulties with feeding)?
Q: Who can I talk to if I need financial assistance?
Q: What if my child is not covered by Medicare?
Q: What do I do if my child gets sick before his/her appointment or surgery?
Q: Who can help me talk to my child’s school about their heart condition?
Q: What happens at preadmission clinic?
Q: Are interpreters available?
Q: Will my child get his/her results on the day?
Q: Can my child take a flight with a heart condition?
Q: Can my other children visit their brother or sister in hospital?
Q: Do you have a Facebook page?
Q: When can I visit a patient in hospital?
Q: What should I bring a child in hospital?
Q: Is there anything the Heart Centre needs?
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