Coronary Care Unit

We provide early assessment and intervention for patients experiencing a suspected or actual acute cardiac event, in our 16 bed unit which operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Conditions that we manage include:

  • acute coronary syndromes
  • life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias
  • acute congestive heart failure
  • aortic dissection
  • high-risk interventional cardiac pre/post procedure or pre-surgery patients.

Our services

  • Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV)
  • Transvenous temporary pacing
  • Elective cardioversions
  • Haemodynamic monitoring and intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP)
  • Post percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Cardiogenic shock.

How to access this service

Admissions to this service are from emergency referral only.

What to bring

Staying overnight or longer
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

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Coronary Care Unit
Location: Ground floor, Main Building, The Prince Charles Hospital
Phone: (07) 3139 4000
Visiting hours: 10.00am-1.00pm and 3.00pm-8.00pm