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Less waiting for Heart Function Clinic clients
“Once I get there, it’s really fast. You go to one section for the ECG [electrocardiogram] and walk about 40 feet away and everything else gets done. The doctor, the pharmacist and [the registered nurse] are all right there.” Rick Balliett Client RPIW 28
Improvements at the Heart Function Clinic at Pasqua Hospital mean clients now experience 87 per cent fewer appointment cancellations (fewer than 3 a month)
and 38 per cent less waiting. In 2015, there is an average of 25 clients waiting 4-6 weeks for an appointment – down from 40 in 2012. Clients are required
to move less during appointments as clinicians now come to them and patients have access to a pharmacist, a dietitian (on request), a nurse and a cardiologist
at each visit.