St Vincent’s Private Hospital Cardiology Service
The St Vincent’s Private Hospital Cardiology Service includes cutting edge diagnostic and interventional cardiology services delivered in collaboration with experienced teams of cardiologists from GenesisCare (formerly HeartCare Partners), Hearts 1st and Downs Cardiac Clinic.
The teams are locally based and provide a comprehensive range of specialised diagnostic and interventional cardiac services.
The service is fully supported by our highly experienced and dedicated teams in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 24 hour Emergency Centre, Toowoomba’s only private Emergency service and Queensland X-Ray.
Cardiac Catheter Laboratory
The new hybrid theatre at St Vincent’s is the first of its kind in Australia and New Zealand and features a unique integrated cath lab workflow and ClarityIQ Technology that continuously collects vital signs and patient care information before, during and after procedure, along the continuum of care, to produce a complete procedural record.
This seamless flow of information leads to faster more accurate patient outcomes and enables the hospital staff to fully focus on what they do best – providing superior care to patients.
The system also produces exceptional image quality with radiation dose levels far below the industry standard, which results in an average of 50% dose reduction for cardiac patients, up to 85% reduction for vascular patients and importantly a 70% reduction in scattered dose for staff working in the lab.
St Vincent’s new 16 bed specialised cardiac medical unit features private rooms equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring to ensure patients recover safely, in a comfortable, modern and peaceful environment. The unit will be run by a team of experienced nursing staff, closely supported by the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Medical staff and on-call admitting Cardiologists, as well as the 24-hour Emergency Service and Queensland X-Ray.
Meet the cardiologists
- Diagnostic Services
Cardiac interventional services are delivered by specialists from GenesisCare (formerly HeartCare Partners), one of Queensland’s largest cardiology service providers, as part of a joint venture with the hospital. The GenesisCare cardiologists deliver high quality, accessible care that complements the high standards of diagnostic cardiology services also on offer at St Vincent’s.
Dr Ryan Schrale also provides interventional cardiology as we ll as general cardiology services at St Vincent's. Dr Caleb Mengel has joined Dr Schrale and provides a pacemaker service as well as being available for general cardiology consultations.
All cardiology services are delivered by highly experienced specialists - this includes the 24/7 emergency chest pain service as well as the diagnostic services and interventional services – so that local patients can be confident they receive the same standards of care as are offered in a capital city.