Womens and Childrens Health

Member for

4 years 5 months
Submitted by rod.isaacs on Fri, 31/12/2021 - 17:55
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Location Details
Contact us
Phone
02 9113 1111
Street address
Gray St, Kogarah, NSW 2217
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-33.9676303, 151.1334852

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Women’s and Children’s Health, St George Hospital, Kogarah

Aged Care Department

Member for

1 month 2 weeks
Submitted by Michele.Cawley on Thu, 16/12/2021 - 08:51

The Department of Aged Care offers medical treatment to frail, co-morbid older patients with a range of conditions, often including cognitive impairment, functional decline and mobility problems.  The aged care service is multidisciplinary and offers inpatient hospital care and outpatient clinics.  Our staff provide comprehensive geriatric assessment to assist our patients to live safely in the community whether in their own homes, or in aged care facilities.

Administration staff who will help you organise your appointments, inform you about what will happen and answer any questions you may have.

Doctors who will assess, treat and help you manage your medical condition.

Our team includes:

Professor Peter Smerdely, A/Prof Louise Baird, Dr Yun Xu, Dr Sarah Baldwin, Dr Nick Cordato, Dr Chris Dedousis, Dr Aneesha Gill, Dr Jayita De, Dr Caroline Chau, Dr Mike Wang, Dr Tony Youssef, Dr Litsa Morfis, Dr Kannie Chuang, Dr Grant Pickard, Dr Madeleine Cameron, Dr Madeleine Wilkinson, Dr Dan Wong, Dr Sarah Ong, Dr Marissa Antony.

Our Inpatient Hospital Ward service includes our:

Ward Nursing staff skilled in geriatrics and our Clinical Nurse Consultant.

Physiotherapists who assess mobility, falls risks, help treat injuries and work with you to develop an exercise plan.

Occupational Therapists who assess your functional ability and assist you to help manage in your home.

Dieticians provide information and advice about nutrition and what to eat to help improve your health.

Our skilled Social Work team to assist with complex social issues.

Diversional Therapy

Speech Pathology to assist in the management of swallowing disorders.

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Location Details
Contact us
Toll free
Head of Department - Professor Peter Smerdely
Phone
9113 2183 or 9113 2869 (Aged Care Dept clinics) and 9113 2423 (Outpatient Dept clinics)
Fax
02 9113 3979
Street address
3 Chapel Street
Kogarah NSW 2217
Location Media

-33.968136, 151.1349386

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Comprehensive geriatric assessment

Monday to Friday

8.00am - 4.30pm

Older adult patients with complex medical conditions, often including dementia and memory problems.  We provide medical care for older people, including memory, falls and social assessments.  We manage complex medical conditions and their interactions in older people using a face to face consultation, clinical and other assessments.

To access this service, patients require a referral from their GP for assessment of problems in older persons.

Geriatric Flying service for the acute care of the elderly in Aged Care facilities.

Quick Response Team of allied health staff for rapid assessment of acute issues in our elderly patients at home.

Hospital In The Home (HITH) for the provision of medical care in the home.

Our specialty geriatrics outpatient clinics are available every day of the week at 2 locations - in both the Hospital Outpatients, Prince William Wing (02 9113 2423) and within the Aged Care building at 3 Chapel St (02 9113 2183).

Monday:  Dr Xu and Dr Chuang 13:00 - 16:30 (Outpatients Dept)

Tuesday:  Dr Youssef 09:00 - 12:00 (Aged Care Dept)

Wednesday:  Dr Morfis and Dr Wilkinson 09:00 - 12:00 (Outpatients Dept), Dr Baird 09:00 - 12:00 (Aged Care Dept), Perioperative and Bariatric 14:00 - 17:00 (Aged Care Dept)

Thursday:  Dr Cordato and Prof Smerdely 13:00 - 16:00 (Aged Care Dept), Dr Pickard 12:00 - 16:00 (Outpatients Dept)

Friday:  Dr Baldwin 09:00 - 12:00 (Outpatients Dept)

Can I choose the day and time I attend the department for my appointment?

We have doctor clinics, allied health clinics and nursing clinics at set times.  We try to find an appointment time that allows you to attend.

Will I always see the same doctor at each visit?

The St George Hospital is a teaching hospital so you will be seen by a specialist doctor or a specialist doctor in training.  You will stay under the care of the specialist doctor but you may see the doctor in training for your appointments.

Who can I bring with me to my appointment?

There is limited seating so please bring along only one support person (for example, a family member, friend or carer) with you.

You will need a referral letter from your local general practitioner (GP) or specialty doctor to use this service.  Please ask them to write you a referral letter explaining your medical history, relevant test results, X-ray results and what medicines you are taking.

We will then send you a letter in the post with the details of your appointment date, time and location.  If an appointment cannot be made we will send you a letter confirming that you are on the outpatient waiting list for the next available appointment.  Please let us know if your address and/or phone number changes.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment please telephone 02 9113 2183.

Waiting times for an appointment are different for each specialty and depends on the seriousness of your medical condition.  The department is busy and there may be delays when you arrive for your appointment.  Most people are seen within 1 to 3 hours. We ask that you arrive at your allocated appointment time to prevent having to wait longer.

Appointment Reminders

If we have your mobile phone number in our system you will receive a text message reminding you of your appointment date and time 3 days before your appointment.

  • Current Medicare card or Veterans Affairs card
  • Any Health Care card, Pensioner Concession card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card
  • Insurer details (eg workers compensation, public liability or third party)
  • Your private health fund membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund
  • Recent X-rays or medical images and their reports, if applicable
  • Activities to keep you entertained while waiting (for example, a book, music player with headphones, crosswords).  There is also a television and magazines available in the waiting area.
  • If you have any particular medical needs we suggest you come prepared (for example, bring your medicines, if you are diabetic please bring food).
  • To avoid missing your appointment we suggest you collect refreshments from the cafes location in the foyer of the hospital before checking in.  If you need to leave the waiting area for any reason please inform staff at the reception desk.

We are a teaching hospital for UNSW Medicine and Health and you may be asked to be involved in research or for a medical student to be present at your appointment.  You have a right to say no.  If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter.  You can contact us by telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.  Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.

Neurology Department

Member for

1 month 2 weeks
Submitted by Michele.Cawley on Fri, 10/12/2021 - 09:49

Our Adult Neurology Department provides outpatient appointments with specialist neurologists with general neurology expertise and subspecialty interests as well as neurophysiology testing (nerve conduction studies, electromyography and EEG).

Our team:

  • Dr Louise Allport
  • Dr Monica Badve
  • Dr Stephen Duma
  • Dr Mahtab Ghadiri
  • A/Prof Mark Hersch
  • Dr Walid Matar
  • Dr Jane Prosser
  • Dr Elizabeth Shiner
  • Dr Justine Wang
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Location Details
Contact us
Toll free
Head of Department - Dr Louise Allport
Phone
02 9113 2491
Fax
02 9113 2211
Street address
Lower Ground Floor
Prince William Wing
27 Belgrave St
Kogarah NSW 2217
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-33.9657785, 151.1340096

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Outpatient adult neurology and neurophysiology clinic

Monday to Friday

8.00am - 4.30pm

We assess, diagnose and treat patients who have diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

These diseases include stroke, epilepsy, MS, Parkinsons disease, migraine, neuropathy and myopathy.

You will generally access our services via a referral from your GP or from the Emergency Department.

The public neurology clinics at St George are prioritised for the care of patients living in the local area.  Referrals from outside the catchment area of St George Hospital may be rejected.  In general our minimum age for patients is 16 years, with occasional exceptions at the doctor's discretion.  For children (EEG testing only - specialist paediatric neurologists report our tests but patients must attend Sydney Children's Hospital for consultations).

  • Neurophysiology testing - NCS, EMG, EEG
  • Public outpatient clinics - general neurology, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis/neuroimmunology, headache
  • Private neurology consultations

Outpatient, subspecialty and private neurology clinics run on a regular and weekly basis.

Neurophysiology testing clinics are conducted daily.

Can I choose the day and time I attend the department for my appointment?

When we receive your referral it will be triaged and an appointment time allocated.  We will do our best to accommodate patient availability.  Testing and consultations all take place within business hours.

Will I always see the same doctor at each visit?

The St George Hospital is a teaching hospital so in our public clinics you will generally be seen by a specialist doctor or a specialist doctor in training.  You will generally stay under the care of the same specialist doctor but you may see the doctor in training for your appointments.

Who can I bring with me to my appointment?

Please feel free to bring a maximum of one support person with you.  The clinics have limited seating capacity, and the hospital is following strict social distancing guidelines to keep staff and visitors safe.

You will need a referral letter from your local general practitioner (GP) or specialty doctor to use this services.

Please ask them to write you a detailed referral letter.  This should contain:

  1. General referral information: relevant history and examination, past medical history, up to date medication list.
  2. Relevant previous blood tests and pathology results - if we have to search for these or ask for them to be sent, your assessment may be delayed.
  3. Neuroimaging results if available.
  4. Neurophysiology test results from the past, if done elsewhere.

We will then send you a letter in the post with the details of your appointment date, time and location.  If an appointment cannot be made we will send you a letter confirming that you are on the outpatient waiting list for the next available appointment.  Please let us know if your address and/or phone number changes.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please telephone 02 9113 2491.

Waiting times for an appointment will depend on the seriousness of your medical condition.  The department is busy and there may be delays when you arrive for your appointment.  Most people are seen within 1 to 3 hours.  We ask that you arrive at your allocated appointment time to prevent having to wait longer.

Appointment Reminders

If we have your mobile phone number in our system you will receive a text message reminding you of your appointment date and time 3 days before your appointment.

  • Current Medicare card or Veterans Affairs card.
  • Any Health Care card, Pensioner Concession card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card.
  • Insurer details (eg workers compensation, public liability or third party).
  • Your private health fund membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund.
  • A copy of your referral.
  • An up-to-date accurate medication list.
  • Please bring HARD COPIES of your medical imaging (ie. plastic films, CD, USB drive) plus reports.  Reports alone are not acceptable.

We are a teaching hospital and you may be asked to be involved in research or for a student to be present at your appointment.  You have a right to say no.  If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter.  You can contact us by telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.  Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.

Renal Department

Member for

1 month 2 weeks
Submitted by Michele.Cawley on Fri, 10/12/2021 - 08:18

Our Adult Outpatient Department provides appointments with doctors, nurses and allied health professionals for the management of kidney diseases, hypertension and obstetric medical disorders.

You can use our services if you have been referred from the emergency department, a general practitioner or specialist.  You will require a valid referral from your GP (valid 12 months) or specialist (valid 3 months).

We also have an active research program to which you may be invited.

Our team includes;

Nursing staff who help look after wounds, check your blood pressure, measure your height and weight and provide education.  Clinical Nurse Consultants and other senior nurses run many of our clinics and services.

Administration staff who will help you organise your appointments, inform you about what will happen and answer any questions you may have.

Doctors who will assess, treat and help you manage your medical condition.

Physiotherapists who help treat injuries and work with you to develop an exercise plan.

Dieticians provide information and education about nutrition and what to eat to help improve your health.

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Location Details
Contact us
Toll free
Head of Department - A/Prof George Mangos
Phone
02 9113 2622
Fax
02 9553 8192
Street address
Suite 1, 50 Montgomery St
Kogarah NSW 2217
Location Media

-33.9646369, 151.1352207

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Provide care for patients with acute and chronic kidney disease, hypertension, medical disorders of pregnancy and we have a comprehensive kidney support program

Monday to Friday

8.00am - 5.00pm

If you will be attending one of our clinics;

  • you will generally need to bring a referral
  • you will be greeted by administration staff
  • you may then be seen by nursing staff, medical staff or allied health staff
  • you may be asked to provide a urine sample if you attend a medical clinic
  • usually a letter will be sent summarising the visit to your referring Dr and GP.

Note that sometimes the clinics run late due to heavy demand so please be patient.

Our services are available to all.  A valid referral from a medical practitioner is required.  For some of our kidney disease clinics we have referral criteria that need to be met before we can see you (your Dr will have these details).

For patients who are not residents of Australia (or ineligible for Medicare), a charge may be applied by the hospital for a clinic attendance.

We provide comprehensive care for patients in the below clinics and services:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Obstetric medicine
  • Hypertension
  • Complex transplant management
  • Acute transplant clinic
  • Renal donor assessment clinic
  • Pre-dialysis education clinic
  • Kidney Supportive Care clinics
  • General medicine outreach (Mission Australia Centre)
  • Mission Australia nursing clinics
  • Second weekly mental health

Monday: Acute Transplant, Renal Options, Renal

Tuesday:  Renal, RCS

Wednesday:  Acute Transplant, Renal, BP clinic

Thursday:  Renal

Friday:  Acute Transplant, Dietician, Renal Options

Can I choose the day and time I attend the department for my appointment?

We have medical clinics, allied health clinics and nursing clinics at set times.  We try to find an appointment time that suits you.

Will I always see the same doctor at each visit?

The St George Hospital is a teaching hospital so you will be seen by a specialist doctor or a specialist doctor in training.  You will stay under the care of the specialist doctor but you may see the doctor in training for your appointments.  At some clinics you will see a specialist nurse or allied health staff member.

Who can I bring with me to my appointment?

There is limited seating so please bring along only one support person (for example, a family member, friend, or carer) with you.

You will need a referral letter from your local general practitioner (GP) or specialty doctor to use this service.  Please ask them to write you a referral letter explaining your medical history, relevant test results, X-ray results and what medicines you are taking.

We will then send you a letter in the post with the details of your appointment date, time and location.  If an appointment cannot be made we will send you a letter confirming that you are on the outpatient waiting list for the next available appointment.  Please let us know if your address and/or phone number changes.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment please telephone 02 9113 2622.

Waiting times for an appointment are different for each specialty and depends on the seriousness of your medical condition.

The department is busy and there may be delays when you arrive for your appointment.  Most people are seen within 1 to 3 hours.  We ask that you arrive at your allocated appointment time to prevent having to wait longer.

Appointment Reminders

If we have your mobile phone number in our system you will receive an automated text message reminding you of your appointment date and time 3 days before your appointment.

  • Current Medicare card of Veterans Affairs card.
  • Any Health Care card, Pensioner Concession card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card.
  • Insurer details (eg workers compensation, public liability or third party).
  • Your private health fund membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund.
  • Recent X-rays or medical images and their reports, if applicable.
  • Activities to keep you entertained while waiting (for example, a book, music player with headphones, crosswords).  There is also a television and magazines available in the waiting area.
  • If you have any particular medical needs we suggest you come prepared (for example, bring your medicines, if you are diabetic please bring food).
  • To avoid missing your appointment we suggest you collect refreshments from the cafes located in the foyer of the hospital before checking in.  If you need to leave the waiting area for any reason please inform staff at the reception desk.

Our website can be found at https://www.stgrenal.org.au

where we have information for patients and referrers.

We are a teaching hospital and you may be asked to be involved in research or for a student to be present at your appointment.  You have a right to say no.  If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter.  You can contact us by telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.  Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.

Respiratory and Sleep Department

Member for

1 month 2 weeks
Submitted by Michele.Cawley on Thu, 09/12/2021 - 16:03

Our Adult Outpatient Department provides outpatient appointments with specialist doctors, allied health professionals along with a Respiratory Laboratory for a full range of lung function testing.

You can use our services if you have been referred from the emergency department, a general practitioner or specialty doctor.

Our team includes:

Clinical Nurse Consultants to assess and assist in specialty clinics such as respiratory failure and severe asthma.

Administration staff who will help you organise your appointments, inform you about what will happen and answer any questions you may have.

Doctors who will assess, treat and help you manage your medical condition.

Respiratory Physiotherapists who help assess and treat respiratory patients with conditions such as bronchiectasis.

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Location Details
Contact us
Toll free
Head of Department - Dr Veronica Yozghatlian
Phone
02 9113 2325
Fax
02 9113 2570
Street address
Ground Floor, Prince William Wing
Kensington St
Kogarah NSW 2217
Location Media

-33.966662, 151.134842

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St George Hospital - Respiratory & Sleep Department

Monday to Friday

8.00am - 4.30pm

We specialist in general respiratory medicine, respiratory failure services, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, severe asthma, general sleep medicine and Continual Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) clinic.  We have a dedicated respiratory laboratory onsite and a sleep laboratory to perform required sleep studies.  We provide a face to face service where patients are clinically reviewed and assessed as per the referring doctors request and patient past/current medical issues.

This service is available to patients who have a respiratory or sleep related illness as addressed in the referral.  Geographical region to be reviewed.

Clinics:

  • General Respiratory
  • Severe Asthma clinic
  • Sleep clinic
  • Interstitial Lung clinic
  • Pulmonary Hypertension clinic
  • Respiratory Failure clinic
  • CPAP clinic

General Respiratory: Monday to Thursday

Severe Asthma: Monday (monthly)

Sleep Clinic:  Tuesday to Thursday

Interstitial Lung Clinic:  Tuesday (monthly)

Pulmonary Hypertension:  Wednesday (fortnightly)

Respiratory Failure:  Wednesday (fortnightly)

CPAP:  Tuesday to Thursday

Sleep Psychologist: Monday (fortnightly)

Can I choose the day and time I attend the department for my appointment?

We have doctors clinics, allied health clinics and nursing clinics at set times.  We try to find an appointment time that allows you to attend.

Will I always see the same doctor at each visit?

The St George Hospital is a teaching hospital so you will be seen by a specialist doctor or a specialist doctor in training.  You will stay under the care of the specialist doctor but you may see the doctor in training for your appointments.

Who can I bring with me to my appointment?

There is limited seating so please bring along only one support person (for example, a family member, friend, or carer) with you.

You will need a referral letter from your local general practitioner (GP) or specialty doctor to use this service. Please ask them to write you a referral letter explaining your medical history, relevant test results, imaging results and what medicines you are taking.

We will then send you a letter in the post with the details of your appointment date, time and location. If an appointment cannot be made we will send you a letter confirming that you are on the outpatient waiting list for the next available appointment. Please let us know if your address and/or phone number changes.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment please telephone 02 9113 2325.

Waiting times for an appointment are different for each speciality and depends on the seriousness of your medical condition. The department is busy and there may be delays when you arrive for your appointment. Most people are seen within 1 to 3 hours. We ask that you arrive at your allocated appointment time to prevent having to wait longer.

Appointment Reminders

If we have your mobile phone number in our system you will receive a text message reminding you of your appointment date and time 3 days before your appointment.

  • Current Medicare card or Veteran Affairs card, referral, CPAP download (if applicable), relevant imaging or pathology reports
  • Any Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card.
  • Insurer details (eg workers compensation, public liability or third party).
  • Your Private Health Fund Membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund.
  • Recent X-rays or medical images and their reports, if applicable.
  • Activities to keep you entertained while waiting (for example, a book, music player with headphones, crosswords). There is also a television and magazines available in the waiting area.
  • If you have any particular medical needs we suggest you come prepared (for example, bring your medicines, if you are diabetic please bring food). 
  • To avoid missing your appointment we suggest you collect refreshments from the cafes located in the foyer of the hospital before checking in. If you need to leave the waiting area for any reason please inform staff at the reception desk. 

We are teaching hospital and you may be asked to be involved in research or for a student to be present at your appointment. You have a right to say no. If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the

interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare

Professional you want to speak with.

Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Member for

1 month 2 weeks
Submitted by Michele.Cawley on Thu, 09/12/2021 - 11:24

Our Adult Outpatient Department provides outpatient appointments with doctors, nurses and allied health professionals from a range of surgical and medical specialties.

You can use our services if you have been referred from the emergency department, a GP or specialty doctor.

Our team includes:

Nursing staff who help look after your wounds, check your blood pressure, measure your height and weight, and provide education.  Clinical Nurse Consultants may also be at your appointment.

Administration staff who will help you organise your appointments, inform you about what will happen and answer any questions you may have.

Doctors who will assess, treat and help you manage your medical condition.

Senior Social Worker provides psychosocial assessment and support to people living with HIV, their partners, family and others via counselling and case work support.

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Location Details
Contact us
Toll free
Head of Department - Professor Steven Krilis
Phone
02 9113 2957
Fax
02 9113 4058
Street address
Antibiotic Allergy Clinic
Ambulatory Care Unit
Level 2 East
Tower Ward Block
Gray St
Kogarah NSW 2217

Waratah Clinic
2 South St
Kogarah NSW 2217
Location Media

-33.966662, 151.134842

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St George Hospital - Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Monday to Friday

8.00am to 4.30pm

We provide a consultation clinic that investigates and treats patients with allergic, autoimmune, auto inflammatory and immunological disorders.  We also treat patients with a broad range of infections, including infection after surgery; infections of the bones and joints; recurring skin and soft tissue infections; infections in travellers and infections with organisms.  We have a dedicated clinic for people living with HIV.

To access this service, you must live in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, which includes the local government areas of City of Sydney, Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick, Georges River, Bayside and Sutherland Shire - or be a patient under the care of a St George Hospital staff specialist.

Clinics:

  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • HIV
  • Antibiotic Allergy

Infectious Diseases/Immunology - Outpatient Dept

Tuesday, 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Antibiotic Allergy - Ambulatory Care Unit

Monday 9.30am - 12.00pm (consults), 9.30am - 4.00pm (skin & oral challenge)

HIV - Waratah Clinic

Wednesday 8.30am - 12.00pm, Thursday 2.30pm - 5.30pm

 

Can I choose the day and time I attend the department for my appointment?

We have doctors clinics, allied health clinics and nursing clinics at set times.  We try to find an appointment time that allows you to attend.

Will I always see the same doctor at each visit?

The St George Hospital is a teaching hospital so you will be seen by a specialist doctor or a specialist doctor in training.  You will stay under the care of the specialist doctor but you may see the doctor in training for your appointments.

Who can I bring with me to my appointment?

There is limited seating so please bring along only one support person (for example; a family member, friend, or carer) with you.

You will need a referral letter from your local GP or specialty doctor to use this service.  Please ask them to write you a referral letter explaining your medical history, relevant test results, X-ray results and what medicines you are taking.

We will then send you a letter in the post with the details of your appointment date, time and location.  If an appointment cannot be made we will send you a letter confirming that you are on the outpatient waiting list for the next available appointment.  Please let us know if your address and/or phone number changes.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment please telephone 02 9113 2957.

Appointments in the HIV clinic can be made by calling 02 9113 2957.

Waiting times for an appointment are different for each specialty and depends on the seriousness of your medical condition.  The department is busy and there may be delays when you arrive for your appointment.  Most people are seen within 1 to 3 hours.  We ask that you arrive at your allocated appointment time to prevent having to wait longer.

Appointment Reminders

If we have your mobile phone number in our system you will receive a text message reminding you of your appointment date and time 3 days before your appointment.

  • Current Medicare card or Veterans Affairs card.
  • Any Health Care card, Pensioner Concession card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card.
  • Insurer details (eg workers compensation, public liability or third party).
  • Your private health fund membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund.
  • Recent X-rays or medical images and their reports, if applicable.
  • Activities to keep you entertained while waiting (for example, a book, music player with headphones, crosswords).  There is also a television and magazines available in the waiting area.
  • If you have any particular medical needs we suggest you come prepared (for example, bring your medicines, if you are diabetic please bring food).
  • To avoid missing your appointment we suggest you collect refreshments from the cafes located in the foyer of the hospital before checking in.  If you need to leave the waiting area for any reason please inform staff at the reception desk.

We are a teaching hospital and you may be asked to be involved in research or for a student to be present at your appointment.  You have a right to say no.  If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter.  You can contact us by telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.  Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.

Cardiology Department

Member for

1 month 2 weeks
Submitted by Michele.Cawley on Thu, 09/12/2021 - 07:59

Our Adult Outpatient Department provides outpatient consultations with cardiologists along with diagnostic tests.

You can use our services if you have been referred from the Emergency Department, a general practitioner or specialty doctor.

Our team includes:

Cardiologists who will assess, treat and help you manage your medical condition.

Administration staff who will help you organise your appointments, inform you about what will happen and answer any questions you may have.

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Location Details
Contact us
Toll free
Head of Department - Dr Mark Sader
Phone
02 9113 3172
Fax
02 9113 3181 or 02 9113 3992
Street address
St George Hospital
Gray Street
Kogarah NSW 2217
Location Media

-33.966662, 151.134842

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Cardiology Department

Monday to Friday

8.00am - 4.30pm (closed 12.00-1.00pm)

We provide assessment and review of patients over 17 years of age with cardiovascular disease, as well as patients with blockages in the circulatory system.  We facilitate a range of secondary prevention for patients with heart failure, arrhythmia and pacemakers.  We provide education to identify the recurrence of further cardiac issues.  We provide diagnostic tests to identify the cause of the problem.

This service is available to anyone with cardiac disease.  You will need a referral from your GP or consultant.

  • Consultation clinics with a cardiologist
  • Pacemaker clinic
  • Arrhythmia clinic
  • Heart Failure clinic
  • Chest Pain clinic

Diagnostic Tests

  • Echocardiogram
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Exercise Stress ECG
  • Resting ECG
  • Holter Monitor

We have consultation clinics Monday to Thursday at various times.  Pacemaker clinics are on Thursdays.

Can I choose the day and time I attend the department for my appointment?

We have consultation clinics on set days and times.  You will be placed with the first available cardiologist on a day that suits you.  Diagnostic tests are available on specific days but we will endeavour to find a date that suits you.

Will I always see the same doctor at each visit?

The St George Hospital is a testing hospital so you will be seen by a specialist doctor or a specialist doctor in training.  You will stay under the care of the specialist doctor but you may see the doctor in training for your appointments.

Who can I bring with me to my appointment?

There is limited seating so please bring along only one support person (for example, a family member, friend, or carer) with you.

How do I make an appointment?

We can only make appointments when we have your referral.  Your GP or specialist can write us a referral or they can request our Referral Form.  Referrals can be either emailed (preferable), faxed or brought in.

For consultation referrals:  once we receive your referral you will be placed on our waiting list for the next available appointment.  Then when we have availability we will send you a letter confirming your appointment.  The current waiting list is 8-12 months.

For diagnostic referrals:  once we receive your referral we will call you to arrange an appointment.

You will need a referral letter from your local GP or specialty doctor to use this service.  Please ask them to write you a referral letter explaining your medical history, relevant test results, X-ray results and what medicines you are taking.

We will then send you a letter in the post with the details of your appointment date, time and location.  If an appointment cannot be made we will send you a letter confirming that you are on the outpatient waiting list for the next available appointment.  Please let us know if your address and/or phone number changes.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment please telephone 02 9113 3172.  Please note we have limited capacity to change appointment dates given heavy demand.

Waiting times for an appointment are different for each specialty and depends on the seriousness of your medical condition.  The department is busy and there may be delays when you arrive for your appointment.  Most people are seen within 1 to 3 hours. We ask that you arrive at your allocated appointment time to prevent having to wait longer.

Appointment Reminders

If we have your mobile phone number in our system you will receive a text message reminding you of your appointment date and time 7 days before your appointment.

  • Current Medicare card or Veteran Affairs card.
  • Any Health Care card, Pensioner Concession card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card.
  • Insurer details (eg. workers compensation, public liability or third party).
  • Your Private Health Fund Membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund.
  • Recent X-rays, blood test results, medical images and their reports if applicable.  Also bring a list of all your medications.
  • If you have any particular medical needs we suggest you come prepared (for example, bring your medicines, if you are diabetic please bring food).

We are a teaching hospital and you may be asked to be involved in research or for a student to be present at your appointment.  You have a right to say no.  If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter.  You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.  We can arrange an interpreter to attend your consultation.

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