Heart Failure Service

We assess, treat, educate and support people living with heart failure. We will work with you to understand the condition and develop a plan for managing symptoms at home. Our aim is to empower you to better self-manage your chronic condition.

Our services

Our team consists of a clinical nurse consultant, cardiologist and pharmacist. We provide:

  • inpatient assessment and education on heart failure
  • investigation and treatment of heart failure and related symptoms
  • post-discharge telephone follow up
  • outpatient clinic (for general symptom review, education and medication advice and support)
  • medication titration support
  • chronic disease coaching
  • individualised home exercise plans.

How to access this service

GP or medical practitioner referral

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

Inpatient referral

Any patient admitted to our hospital or seen in the Specialist Outpatient Department at the hospital can access the Heart Failure Service.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient:
Heart Failure referral guideline

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1300 364 938

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
For an outpatient or clinic appointment
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait

Clinics

Caboolture Hospital

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Contact us

Specialist Outpatient Department
Location: Caboolture Hospital
Phone: (07) 5433 8474
Open: Thursday 8.00am-1.00pm

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to this service, view the Heart Failure referral guideline.

GP and Specialist Referral Hotline:
1300 364 938

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