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NSW Health Award Finalists - Please VOTE.

Oct 30 2018
Cherishing Children with Heart Disease Please help support the SCHN Cardiac Service by voting for us in the NSW Health People's Choice A...

Cardiology transition workshop for adolescents

Sep 18 2018
Not sure about transitioning to the adult health service? Come along to our workshop and hear about living well with congenital heart disease. ...

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...

Surgical Outcomes

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is the leading clinical data registry for heart surgery, collecting surgical outcome data for participating hospitals in the USA and Canada.  The STS categorises heart surgeries by complexity and survival rates on a scale of 1-5, these categories are known as STAT categories. 

The following graph compares survival rates between the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN, Westmead and Randwick) and figures provided by STS in a 2012 peer-reviewed publication, see Jacobs et al (2012). It demonstrates that SCHN is achieving results similar to or better than the reported STS benchmark.

*Jacobs, J.P.  O'Brien, S.M. Pasquali, S.K.  Jacobs, M.L.  Lacour-Gayet, F.G.  Tchervenkov, C.I. . . . Mavroudis, C. (2012) Variation in Outcomes for Risk-Stratified Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Operations:  An Analysis of the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database.  The Annals of Thoracic Surgery https://doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.01.105

Survival rates are important but not the only measure of service quality. Through our service development projects we are improving patient and family experiences of care. Our integrated clinical and research programs focus on cardiac as well as other important outcomes including well-being.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please speak with your cardiologist or surgeon.

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