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Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service

The Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service provides care and treatment for children with heart disease. Our services include:

  • clinical paediatric cardiology
  • materno-foetal cardiology
  • interventional cardiology
  • invasive electrophysiology
  • cardiac surgery
  • outreach cardiology.


The Cardiology Clinic
Level 3 (3d), Queensland Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Monday to Thursday  |  8am–12pm  |  12.30–5pm
Friday  |  12.30–5pm

Who can access this service?

New patients

Referrals are accepted up to a child’s 16th birthday.

Existing patients with complex care needs

Referrals are accepted up to a child’s 18th birthday (patients are usually transitioned to adult services by this time).

Catchment area

The service is available to children living in Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Do I need a referral?

You will need a formal referral to access this service.

How do I get a referral?

Referrals are accepted from:

  • general paediatricians
  • general practitioners (some referrals may be redirected to the General Paediatric Service if appropriate).

Information for health professionals

From 1 May 2019 referral criteria will apply at CHQ. This condition has minimum demographic and essential clinical referral information that is required to be included prior to submission of the referral. Visit the CPC website for the required condition. If you are unable to provide the required “essential information” please state the reason when you submit the referral.

Referral instructions

Prior assessment by a general paediatrician is recommended.

Urgent referrals
Please contact the on-call cardiology fellow via the hospital switchboard for urgent referrals.
t: 07 3068 1111

Useful links

Heart Kids Queensland
Heart Support Australia

Our team



Associate Professor/Director

Dr Prem Venugopal FRCS (CTH), Consultant, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Senior Medical Officers

Dr Benjamin Anderson MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ
A/Prof Cameron Ward MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ
Dr Jason Wildschut MBBS, FRACP, B SC(Hons)
Dr Lauren Shearer MBBS, FRACP, ClinDip (PallMed)
Dr Martin Grips FRACP, MD
A/Prof Dr Nelson Alphonso, Consultant, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Dr Scott Fox MBBS (Hons II), FRACP, FCSANZ
Dr Tim Colen MBBS, B SC, FRACP

This service is available at

Cardiac (3d)
Queensland Children’s Hospital

Level 3
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Contact details

t: 07 3068 1111

Please contact the Patient Call Centre to confirm or change appointments.
t: 1300 762 831

Operating hours

Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm.


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Supporting the long-term developmental needs of children with congenital heart disease and their families