Case study from Heart Failure Policy Toolkit

Multidisciplinary care at St Michael’s Hospital Heart Failure Unit

29 September, 2015

St Michael’s Hospital Heart Failure Unit offers a multidisciplinary programme that aims to improve the quality of life of people with heart failure (HF) and ensure they are offered evidence-based care in line with their individual needs.

The HF unit provides multidisciplinary care, education and support. It encourages and supports people with HF and their families to get involved in their own care and respond to possible worsening of their condition.

The unit’s multidisciplinary team consists of cardiologists, advanced nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physiotherapists, psychotherapists, dietitians and administrative staff, along with a healthcare specialist who is trained in palliative care. The team communicates with other healthcare providers for smooth transitions between primary and secondary care.

Links, references, and key reading

  1. St Michael’s Hospital Heart Failure Unit. Secondary Heart Failure Unit 2014.
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