Western Cardiology celebrates 30 years of heartfelt care
4 December 2019
Established in 1989 at St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Western Cardiology was the first hospital-based private cardiology practice in Western Australia.
In addition to introducing new services, technologies and specialists over the years, Western Cardiology expanded geographically so that greater numbers of people could access leading treatment and care.
Western Cardiology now has 12 practices across Perth metropolitan areas and selected regional centres throughout WA.
Interventional Cardiologist Clinical Associate Professor Mark Hands joined Western Cardiology in 1989 and was appointed Chairman in 1992.
Commenting on the milestone anniversary he said he could not have imagined that Western Cardiology would be where it is today when he first started.
“It has been an incredibly rewarding 30 years not only for my colleagues and I, but also for our patients, many of whom have been under our care for many years," he said.
“We have witnessed many clinical advances over the last three decades, and I am proud to say that we have played an instrumental role in many of them as an early adopter of innovation.
“It has been a privilege caring for our patients and ensuring that the community has access to the very best in cardiac care.”
St John of God Subiaco Hospital Chief Executive Officer Professor Shirley Bowen added that over the years the hospital has developed a very special partnership with Western Cardiology.
“Clinical A/Prof Hands and the Western Cardiology team have made important contributions to the development of our comprehensive cardiac services which include a 24/7 Chest Pain service, interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, coronary care and rehabilitation,” she said.
“Most importantly, Western Cardiology has made a significant difference to the lives of our patients and their loved ones.”
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