Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) is a 337 bed service that provides Cardiac services to a wide catchment across southern NSW and north-eastern Victoria. The total catchment population is approximately 250,000 people, with 150,000 in the regional catchment including local government areas (LGA) of Albury, Wodonga, Greater Hume, Federation, Towong and Indigo. These communities use AWH as their main acute service, accessing AWH for emergency care, Coronary Angiography and interventional procedures.
There is a range of services to support patients and their families with Cardiac illness. These include:
- Cardiac Clinic
- Cardiac Cath Lab
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Chronic Disease Management programs
Patient information links:
National Heart Foundation www.heartfoundation.org.au
Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory (Cath Lab)
Cath Lab is a clinical speciality area with cardiac trained doctors, nurses and technicians who undertake a range of interventional and diagnostic cardiac procedures.
With the use of special imaging equipment doctors can perform minimally invasive tests and procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. As an alternative to surgery we use catheters (tiny and flexible tubes) to access the heart and blood vessels and this information helps to diagnose and treat blockages and other problems in the arteries.
By adding this speciality area to our range of services it means that we can provide contemporary cardiovascular services locally and, in most cases, remove the need to travel to Melbourne or other capital cities. It is expected that approximately 600 coronary angiograms will be performed each year. In 2020 we began permanent pacemaker operations and we aim to provide between two and four stent procedures per week as well as an on call support services in the future.
contact: 02 6058 4378