Children's Cardiac Centre

Who we are

The Children’s Cardiac Centre at PCH is Western Australia’s only specialist care service for infants, children and adolescents with congenital and acquired heart conditions.

PCH’s Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiac Diagnostic Services teams are all part of the Children’s Cardiac Centre.

Conditions we manage

Our experts see children and teenagers with all forms of congenital and acquired heart disorders. Examples of these conditions include:
  • Stenosis, or narrowing of blood vessels and other tissues in and around the heart
  • ‘Holes’ in the partitions (septums) between the heart chambers
  • Abnormal heart rhythms 
  • Disorders involving the location or function of blood vessels
  • Diseases of the heart muscle, such as myocarditis and cardiomyopathy 
  • Infectious diseases causing damage to the heart.

Services we provide

The Children’s Cardiac Centre provides services to both inpatients and outpatients, including:
  • Consultations
  • Cardiac diagnostic services, such as non-invasive tests, cardiac catheterisation and advanced interventional (non-surgical) procedures 
  • Western Australia’s sole paediatric cardiothoracic surgical service, including a specialist team for complex neonatal cardiac surgery 
The Centre also supports the Adult Congenital Heart Disease service of WA, including surgery for adults with congenital heart disease at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Referrals

All Specialist Rooms, GP’s and WACHS referrers are being advised to direct all non-urgent referrals for PCH outpatient services to the Central Referral Service. 

Phone

1300 551 142 

Fax 

1300 365 056

Online

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Central-Referral-Service-guide-for-referrers 

  • New referrals will be assessed against the eligibility guidelines and prioritised according to medical need.
  • Referrals from Nurse Practitioners, other non-medical referrers and private hospitals (including those with a private-public partnership) are to be directed to PCH Referral Office.
  • All urgent referrals are to be sent to the PCH Referral Office.
  • Urgent referrals must always be discussed with the PCH Consultant / Registrar on call before the referral is sent.
  • The referral needs to include the name of the Consultant/ Registrar the referrer spoke to.
  • Each referral is to be faxed individually.

PCH switchboard

6456 2222

PCH Referral Office fax

6456 0097 

PCH Referral Office email

pch.referrals@health.wa.gov.au

We also accept Emergency referrals from the Emergency Department (ED) for urgent admissions and patients requiring surgery or non-operative treatment within 48 hours.

Location

Inpatient services: Ward 2A
Best lifts to use: Green 

Outpatient services:
Clinic G on Level 1
Best lifts to use: Pink or Green

View the PCH map for more information.

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Contact us

Phone: 6456 2222 (PCH Switchboard)