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20 Years of Transforming Cardiac Care at Prince of Wales Hospital

As we mark our 20th anniversary milestone, we reflect with pride on the transformative journey we’ve embarked upon in partnership with Prince of Wales Hospital. Through unwavering dedication and the generous support of donors like you, we have catalysed innovation, improved patient outcomes, and elevated the standard of cardiac care in our community. As Heart Week approaches in April, we invite you to join us in celebrating the impactful projects that have reshaped the landscape of cardiology at Prince of Wales Hospital.


Total Cardio Care: Revolutionising Transitional Care

One of our flagship initiatives, the Total Cardio Care app, stands as a beacon of innovation in transitional care for cardiac patients. Developed in collaboration with esteemed cardiologists Dr. Praveen Indraratna, Associate Professor Sze-Yuan Ooi, and Scientia Professor Nigel Lovell, this Australian-first smartphone app has revolutionised the transition from hospital to home. Through real-time telemonitoring and comprehensive education, the app empowers patients to take charge of their health journey with confidence.

The results speak volumes: a staggering 50% reduction in hospital re-admission rates among patients utilising the Total Cardio Care app. By fostering better medication adherence and facilitating rehabilitation exercises, we’ve not only enhanced patient outcomes but also alleviated the strain on hospital resources. Such success has prompted the expansion of the Total Cardio Care app to other hospitals, ensuring its life-changing benefits reach even more individuals in need.


Aortic Valve Replacement: Pioneering Minimally Invasive Solutions

Our commitment to pioneering advancements in cardiac care led us to fund the development of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open-heart surgery. This groundbreaking technique has not only streamlined the recovery process but has also significantly reduced the risks associated with invasive procedures.

TAVI represents a beacon of hope for patients deemed too high-risk for conventional surgery, offering a lifeline where previously there was none. By enabling quicker recovery times and minimising infection risks through smaller incisions, we’ve empowered patients to reclaim their lives with newfound vigour and vitality.


Elevating Patient Care with Cutting-Edge Monitoring Systems

Recognising the pivotal role of advanced monitoring systems in ensuring patient safety and continuity of care, we proudly funded the implementation of state-of-the-art cardiac monitors at Prince of Wales Hospital. This sophisticated system, characterised by Wi-Fi connectivity and seamless integration with electronic medical records, has revolutionised patient monitoring and clinical decision-making.


The benefits are manifold: enhanced patient safety, streamlined workflow for medical staff, and seamless integration with emerging technologies. By investing in these critical infrastructure upgrades, we’ve not only mitigated patient safety risks but have also laid the foundation for future innovation and excellence in cardiac care.


Looking Towards the Future

As we celebrate two decades of impact, our journey is far from over. The challenges ahead are vast, but with your continued support, we remain steadfast in our commitment to advancing patient-centred care and driving positive change in cardiology.

Whether you’re a longstanding donor, a prospective supporter, or simply someone passionate about improving healthcare in our community, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of cardiac care at Prince of Wales Hospital. Together, we can turn the tide against cardiovascular disease, empower patients to lead healthier lives, and ensure that every individual receives the care and compassion they deserve.

Thank you for standing with us on this remarkable journey. Here’s to the next 20 years of impact, innovation, and inspiration in cardiac care.

You can continue to support us by way of a donation to help us to continue to support the Prince of Wales Hospital do what it does best. Save lives.