Cardiac Rehabilitation, Secondary Prevention

The Department will periodically contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form.  This is part of routine waitlist auditing to ensure patient details are up to date.  If you receive this SMS, please update your details.

Assessment and management of patients post a cardiac diagnosis including post revascularisation, percutaneous coronary intervention and those identified as high risk for cardio vascular disease. Education and supervised exercise programs. Individual support and education.


North South North West Statewide


THS Southern Region

Follow up management of acute coronary syndrome, revascularisation, percutaneous coronary intervention, CVD high risk (multiple risk factors), stable heart failure NYHA 1, 11.

The CICC clinic only will see the patients with high risk of cardiovascular disease and those who have had a recent cardiac event including elective percutaneous coronary intervention.

Post sternotomy patients are not seen at the CICC Clinic but at the RHH.

This clinic is part of RHH Cardiology Services

THS Northern Region: Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Program

The Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Program is part of THS - Northern Region and resides at the LGHs Cardiology Department we liaise with the Northern Integrated Care Services which includes a range of community based chronic disease focused multidisciplinary teams including Pulmonary Rehab, Cardiac Rehab, Diabetes, Self-Management and Complex Care Coordination.

Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation provides care to patients with cardiovascular disease, including those with recent MI, stable angina, coronary angioplasty, coronary bypass, and other cardiac diagnoses. Your end goal would be to help your patients restore and maintain maximum health and prevent complications.

Our Cardiac rehabilitation program provides supervised exercise, education, and support to the patient and their family during the recovery process following cardiac surgery or a heart attack. The World Health Organisation and the National Heart Foundation of Australia recommend that all patients who have had a heart attack, heart surgery, coronary angioplasty / stent or other heart or blood vessel disease, attend an appropriate cardiac rehabilitation as soon as possible after hospital discharge. People who do attend Cardiac Rehabilitation reduce their risk of dying from a heart attack in the following five years.

THS North West Region

Information unavailable at this time.

Emergency conditions

Emergency conditions/symptoms require referral to the emergency department and include (not an exhaustive list):

  • Symptomatic AF/SVT, other life threatening arrhythmias
  • Heart failure NHYA 111, 1V
  • Acute unstable angina

Referral process

A referral is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians. eReferral is now the preferred method of referral for this service and is available in all THS regions. Please refer via HealthLink SmartForm eReferral through your software system (either Best Practice, or Medical Director). For instructions, see Quick Guide: Creating an eReferral.

Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines.

Referrals are registered by the clinic to who they are referred and are triaged according to the specific clinic guidelines.

Emergency patient should be sent directly to the Emergency Department

Clinic Appointments - Appointments are based on clinical priority:


Proceed to Emergency Department (ED).
LGH ED Reception  – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED* – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED* – Phone: (03) 6493 6351 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Advice for medical practitioners can be given by the Medical Officer In Charge (MOIC) - see HealthPathways Tasmania for contact information.
*MCH and NWRH MOICs request GPs call them prior to referring a patient to ensure the patient is being sent appropriately to a safe destination.

Urgent / category 1

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.

Semi-urgent / category 2

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment

Referral template

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