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Cardiology outpatient service in CALHN

The Cardiology Clinics at Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) offer public and private (Medicare bulk billed) services for people with adult cardiovascular disease. The clinics consult with:

  • new outpatients
  • continuing outpatients
  • former inpatients requiring follow up.

Appointment location

Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)

Outpatient Department, Level 3F.2 
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Road SA 5000

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH)

Outpatient Department, Ground Floor, Area 2 / Area 4   
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
28 Woodville Road, Woodville SA 5011

Clinic operating times

Clinics at RAH

  • Clinics operate five days a week for patients with various cardiac conditions including ischaemic heart disease, coronary heart disease, arrhythmias, pacemaker clinics, rapid access chest pain clinic, transcatheter aortic valve implantation clinic, congenital heart conditions and hypertension.

Clinics at TQEH

  • Clinics operate Monday, Thursday and Friday for general cardiology and specialist heart failure and arrhythmia clinics operate weekly.  Rapid access clinics operate in conjunction with regular clinics. 
  • We also offer cardiac rehabilitation and weekly pacemaker follow up clinics undertaken by technicians.

Consultants

RAH

Dr Peter Steele – Head of Unit
Dr Rajiv Mahajan
Dr Dale Ashby Dr Joseph Montarello
Dr Julie Bradley Dr Isuru Ranasinghe
Dr Michael Brown
Dr Kurt Roberts-Thompson
Dr Enzo De Angelis
Dr Mitra Shirazi
Dr Patrick Disney
Dr Ivan Straznicky
Prof Derick Frewin Dr Richard Yeend

TQEH

Dr John Beltrame – Head of Unit
Dr Alicia Chan
Dr Daniel Ninio
Dr Peter Sage

Named referrals preferred.

GP information

Refer your patient

Fax referral to us

We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service. 

All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients who are unstable and requiring immediate assessment should be sent directly to the Emergency Department

To refer your patient, follow the outpatient service information, triage and referral guidelines, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the registrar on call to discuss the case. Our registrars are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results. 

If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the Registrar on-call via the hospitals' switchboard telephone: (08) 7074 0000 (RAH) or (08) 8222 6000 (TQEH).

To make a referral:  

RAH Fax: (08) 7074 6247 TQEH Fax: (08) 8222 7188

Telephone: 1300 153 853
Telephone: (08) 8222 7030

Post discharge guidelines and information

Patients whose cardiology condition has stabilised or resolved and for whom no further appointment has been made will be formally discharged.  If cardiology assessment is required again, a new referral, explaining the reason should be faxed to us.

As only the GP referral is available to the specialist at the time of triage, simply requesting review without providing information about the problem is insufficient and will lead to significant delays in assessing the referral which will most likely be returned to you for more information.

Health Pathways

Health Pathways South Australia is an online portal designed to be used by general practice at the point of care to guide best practice assessment, management and referral of common clinical conditions.

Patient information

How to access that clinic

Referral from your GP

You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you within clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length.  If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.

Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.

  • Outpatient map – RAH
  • Outpatient map - TQEH

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