North Shore (09) 486 8900
Waitakere (09) 839 0000

Cardiac Rehabilitation Service

The cardiology departments at North Shore Hospital and Waitakere Hospital treat about a thousand people every year who have had a heart attack. The treatment you receive in hospital is the first step in lifelong management of your heart disease. When you are discharged from hospital, we want you to get well and stay well. The Waitematā DHB Cardiac Rehabilitation team can help you with this by offering support, advice and education about lifestyle changes that can improve quality of life for you, as well as your family/whānau.

If you have had a heart attack, heart stent procedure or had heart bypass surgery, actively taking part in cardiac rehabilitation can help lower your risk of having another heart event and help reduce the risk of you being admitted to hospital again.

Find out more about what the cardiac rehabilitation service offers here.


Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurses

Cardiac Rehab NursesIf you have any questions about cardiac rehab, or the cardiac rehab/education classes, please contact us.

Here are the team members who you will meet at the classes - our Cardiology Nurse Specialists (from left to right in the picture).

  • Elaine Crighton
  • Patricia Woodard
  • Jo Hewlett

Ph:      (09) 486 8920 ext. 4316
Mob:  021 719 733 (NSH)
              021 196 0745 (WTK)
Em:    CardiacRehabNSH@waitematadhb.govt.nz

We are available Mon – Fri from 7:30- 4:30 pm.


Meet Our Team

  • Dr Hamish Hart
  • Dr Guy Armstrong
  • Johanna Lim
  • Sarah Pottinger
  • Elizabeth Brookbanks
  • Michelle Fang
  • Steven Fowke
  • Vicky Williams
  • Peter Reid
  • Suzanne Loader
  • Rachael Taumoepeau