Cardiology Department

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.

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.