30 years of cardiology services in Western Australia.
In 1988 Dr Barry Hopkins and Dr Brian Lloyd relocated their private cardiology consulting rooms to St John of God Healthcare, Subiaco. Later that same year Dr Mark Hands joined and St John of God Cardiology was established as the first hospital-based private cardiology practice in Western Australia. In 1991 Dr Eric Whitford joined and a 24 hour on-call private cardiology service was complemented by noninvasive testing, including the first colour flow Doppler echocardiogram studies offered in private practice in Western Australia.
Dr Mark Hands took over chairmanship of the practice in 1992 and continues today in this capacity. In January 1995 the practice relocated to the southwest corner of the hospital and expanded its services to Joondalup, Busselton and Mirrabooka. In 1997, St John of God Cardiology became Western Cardiology.
In July 2006, Dr Luigi D’Orsogna formally joined the practice to provide a complete paediatric cardiology service.
Earlier in 2006, Western Cardiology relocated to new purpose-built rooms at the on-site medical clinic at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco on McCourt Street. The rooms in Subiaco Medical Clinic where we still reside, have been designed with a strong emphasis on patient comfort, efficient service delivery, privacy, and confidentiality. Additionally, we are able to offer:
- Non-invasive cardiac testing provided by a large staff of cardiac technicians, ensuring short waiting periods.
- Undercover parking with direct access to the medical centre, including pathology and pharmacy services.
- State-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation laboratories, located on the floor directly above Western Cardiology, and
- A dedicated Coronary Care Unit.
To facilitate our growth and expansion over the years, specialist cardiologists have been carefully selected and recruited, including Dr Steve Gordon, Dr Philip Cooke, Dr Paul Stobie, Dr Johan Janssen, Dr Brendan McQuillan, Dr Eric Yamen, Dr Chris Finn, Dr Michelle Ammerer, Dr Devind Bhullar, Dr Tim Gattorna, and Dr Deane Yim (paediatric cardiologist), who today make up our expert team along with Dr Hands and Dr D’Orsogna.
Cardiology testing available include echocardiograms, exercise testing, stress echocardiograms, thallium testing, Holter monitoring, event monitoring, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, ECGs, pacemaker & defibrillator checks and coronary calcium CT scanning (HeartRisk scan).
We continue to provide a 24-hour, 7 days per week, on-call service for our patients
Western Cardiology this year will provide services at the following locations:
Mark E. Hands
Chairman – Western Cardiology
Accreditations & admitting rights
Western Cardiology is a HDAA accredited practice.
Our specialist cardiologists possess accreditation and admitting rights at the following hospitals in Perth and Western Australia:
- St John of God Hospital Subiaco
- St John of God Hospital Midland
- St John of God Hospital Mt Lawley
- Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
- Fiona Stanley Hospital
- Joondalup Health Campus
- Northam Regional Hospital
- Geraldton Regional Hospital
- Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital
- Peel Health Campus
- Busselton Health Campus