Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program guides, supports and assists clients in their recovery from a cardiac event or procedure. It offers information about managing heart problems and changing lifestyle habits to minimise the risk of future heart problems.  Cardiac rehabilitation is for people who have had:

  • A heart attack
  • Heart surgery
  • Angioplasty or a stent
  • Angina
  • At high risk for a cardiac event as per the Heart Foundation’s Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Tool

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program offers a 9 week supervised exercise program, in conjunction with heart health information sessions, focusing on long term risk reduction strategies.  It is based on guidelines set out by the National Heart Foundation & Heart Research Centre.  Research by the National Heart Foundation shows that people who attend a cardiac rehabilitation program increase their chance of survival and improve quality of life.

The program is facilitated by a team of health professionals, including:

  • Physician
  • Dietician
  • Physiotherapist / Exercise Physioloty
  • Cardiac Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Paramedic

Starting the Program: Prior to commencing the program, a pre-program assessment is required with a nurse and/or physiotherapist. A current medication sheet should be brought to this assessment.

Fees: A small weekly fee applies for this program.

We encourage participants to continue with being active. There are many options available in the community and they will be discussed during and upon completion of the program.

For further information about the program please contact the Program Coordinator.


Referral into the Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program is accepted from a medical practitioner, other health professional or referring hospital. Self-referrals are also accepted.  Referral methods accepted include:

  • e-referral via Trakcare – for inpatients from acute wards
  • Facsimile 03 5551 8548
  • Phone 03 5551 8532
  • Self-referral
  • Email via
  • Hamilton House, Tyers St, Hamilton, VIC, 3300
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