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A lovely letter from a Heart Centre family

Aug 24 2017
The family of one of our patients has written a beautiful letter of appreciation. It shows how many people and various roles work together to ma...

24 Hour Soccerthon

Aug 23 2017
The annual 24 Hour Soccerthon, which is now in its 6th year, will be running from 25-26 August. Each year this event has helped us raise substan...

Team Harley - City2Surf 2017

Jun 27 2017
Mum Danielle puts it beautifully: "Why we started Team Harley: To raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease in memory of our amazing...

Grace Centre for Newborn Care

While it is not part of the Heart Centre for Children as such, some of our patients spend some time in the Grace Centre for Intensive Newborn Care (GCNC) at the Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW).  This department incorporates a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), High Dependency Unit, Department of Neonatology, Research Unit and a Developmental follow-up clinic. The GCNC provides a family centred model of care with a focus on supporting families whose infants require intensive care.  Infants are admitted for surgery for congenital or acquired acute conditions (45%), congenital heart conditions requiring surgery (35%) and with complex medical issues (20%). The GCNC has a dedicated research unit with research focussed on all aspects of the care of the high risk infants, from prenatal to long term follow-up.

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