New ‘gold standard’ in cardiac care


Buderim Private Hospital has launched a Chest Pain Unit to offer a new level of cardiac care on the Sunshine Coast.

Located next to the region’s first private emergency centre, it is designed to provide immediate high-quality treatment for patients experiencing a heart attack or chest pain.

It was developed in close consultation with Queensland Ambulance Service and local general practitioners, said Buderim Emergency Centre’s medical director Dr Mike Natale. 

“We are proud to be able to offer such a comprehensive ‘gold standard’ service to the Sunshine Coast community.

“Patients experiencing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack can now access this unique service, which includes being treated by an experienced emergency specialist in partnership with specialist cardiologists using an advanced diagnosis and treatment pathway,” Dr Natale said.

The service is available 24 hours a day, all week, and is supported by two dedicated cardiovascular theatres, a critical care service, pathology and diagnostic imaging.

Buderim Private Hospital’s general manager Karen Clark said the new unit was a prime example of the one-on-one care the not-for-profit facility has been providing for nearly 40 years. 

“At a time when people are likely experiencing one of the scariest moments of their life, our community members can feel assured they can present to our emergency centre and receive high-quality cardiac care,” Mrs Clark said.

For more information about the service, visit the hospital’s website. 

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