Cardiac Services at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact details

Enquiries:
(02) 9845 2345

Fax:
(02) 9845 2163

hcfc.schn@health.nsw.gov.au

Location: Diagnostic Services building, level 3

The Heart Centre for Children incorporates cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiac research and the Edgar Stephens Ward at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. The Heart Centre for Children has its own website, where you can read comprehensive information about cardiac (heart) services provided to children at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

The Heart Centre for Children provides:

  • Paediatric cardiology for inpatients and outpatients
  • Paediatric cardiothoracic surgery
  • Congenital Heart Clinic, both paediatric and adolescent
  • Outreach services
  • NSW Fetal Cardiac Service
  • Family support including psychological care for patients and families

Clinics

Referrals should be emailed to SCHN-HeartCentreForChildren@health.nsw.gov.au or faxed to (02) 9845 2163.  Please ensure your referral is addressed to one or more cardiologists by name and includes the patient's full name, date of birth, address, a contact phone number and email address for the patient's family, Medicare card details (if applicable), reason for referral and any relevant background information or test results. 

The Heart Centre for Children provides:

  • Fetal Cardiology Clinics
  • Paediatric Cardiology Clinics
  • Senior (Adolescent) Congenital Heart Clinic
  • Pre-admission (Surgical) Clinic
  • Pacemaker Clinic
  • Long QT Syndrome Clinic
  • Outreach services

Procedures and investigations

  • Ambulatory BP Monitoring
  • Blood gas estimation for perfusion
  • Cardiac catheterisation
  • Cardiac physiological and perfusion services
  • Defibrillator checks
  • Echocardiography (Echo)
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Electrolyte estimations for perfusion
  • Electrophysiology
  • Event monitoring
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Holter monitoring
  • Loop recorder checks
  • Pacemaker checks
  • Patient support services including cardiac clinical nurse consultants, psychologists and social workers
  • Rhythm management
  • Specialist paediatric cardiac biomedical services
  • Stress exercise testing

Ward

Children under the care of the Heart Centre for Children stay in Edgar Stephens Ward.

Staff

Business Manager

Ms Melissa Gibson Darling (Acting)

Manager of Cardiac Investigations

Mr Peter Jurukovski

Head of Cardiac Surgery

Prof David Winlaw

Head of Perfusion

Mr Killian O'Shaughnessy

Head of Psychological Research and Care

A/Prof Nadine Kasparian

Nurse Unit Manager, Edgar Stephens Ward

Ms Jessica Renwick (Acting)

Cardiologists

A/Prof Gary Sholler
Dr Steve Cooper
Dr Megan Sherwood
Dr Phil Roberts
Dr Julian Ayer
Dr Christian Turner
Dr Jonathan Mervis
Dr Jon Forsey
Dr Claire Irving

Cardiac Surgeons

Prof David Winlaw
Dr Ian Nicholson
Dr Yishay Orr
Dr Matthew Liava'a

Visiting Medical Officers

Dr Peter Robinson, Cardiologist - Adolescent Congenital Heart Disease

Honorary Medical Officers

Dr David Murphy, Paediatric Cardiologist
Dr David Celermajer, Cardiologist - Adolescent Congenital Heart Disease

Outreach services

The Heart Centre for Children provides remote services around New South Wales.  Please call the following numbers for appointments:

  • Armidale: (02) 9845 2316
  • Bathurst: (02) 9891 6800
  • Campbelltown: (02) 4634 4162
  • Canberra: (02) 9891 6800
  • Coffs Harbour: (02) 9382 1872
  • Dubbo: (02) 6809 7082
  • Gosford: (02) 9891 6800
  • Miranda: (02) 9891 6800
  • Newcastle: (02) 4921 3750
  • Nowra: (02) 4421 3088 or (02) 4421 7754
  • Orange: (02) 9891 6800
  • Port Macquarie: (02) 6584 9466
  • Prince of Wales Private, Sydney: (02) 9891 6800
  • Royal Women's Hospital, Sydney: (02) 9891 6800 (including fetal appointments)
  • Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney: (02) 9891 6800
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney: (02) 9517 2011
  • Tamworth: (02) 6767 8740
  • Wagga Wagga: (02) 9891 6800
  • Wollongong: (02) 9891 6800