Resources

We understand that people often require quick access to the information they need about their rehabilitation. This page contains links to webpages and action plans, as well as printable information sheets and booklets.

General Resources for St Vincent's Hospital Patients, Families and Carers

  • Aboriginal Health Unit - providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inpatient and outpatients including families and carers
  • Accommodation for visitors - details of local accommodation for patients, families and carers at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
  • Visiting hours - information about visiting hours st St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
  • What to pack for hospital - a checklist of what to bring to hospital to ensure you have everything you need to keep you comfortable while staying with us

Patient Information Sheets, Webpages, Booklets and Action Plans

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiomyopathy

Depression and Anxiety

  • Mindspot - free telephone and online services, including screening assessments for adults experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety
  • Beyond Blue Support Service - telephone, online and email counselling for people going through a tough time
  • MoodGYM - a free self help program that teaches skills to help prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • This way up - provides online courses which have been clinically proven to lessen anxiety and depression

Diabetes

  • Diabetes Counselling Online - free counselling and education for people diagnose with diabetes
  • MedicAlert - internationally recognised medical and identification jewellery for use in an emergency
  • Better Health Channel - information and tips for people with diabetes. Includes resources available in different languages

Healthy Eating & Weight Loss

Heart Disease

  • Heart Attack Action Plan - the Heart Foundation's step by step guide on what to do if you think you are having a heart attack
  • Quitline - information and advice to help you quit smoking
  • MedicAlert - internationally recognised medical and identification jewellery for use in an emergency
  • Types of Chest Pain Table - a guide explaining some of the common causes, signs and symptoms of chest pain

Heart Failure

Heart Transplant

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

  • Salt calculator -  a calculator which converts sodium listed on food products into grams of salt or vise versa

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

  • Lifebeat online - free, printable education about ICD's for patients with Boston Scientific devices
  • Medtronic - information about ICD's for patients with Medtronic devices
  • St Jude Medical - information about ICD's for patients with St Jude Medical devices

Medication

  • NPS MedicineWise - evidence based information on medicines available in Australia
  • MedicAlert - internationally recognised medical and identification jewellery for use in an emergency
  • NPS Medication list - a useful way to keep all the information about your medicines together. When folded, the medicines list is small enough to fit in your wallet or handbag, so that you can carry it with you at all times
  • Warfarin education video - explaining all you need to know about taking warfarin

Mood

Travelling -  by air for heart patients

Travelling - by car for heart patients

(available when viewing online)