In the last 20 years great strides have been made in researching the causes of CHD, and in improving treatment and care for those affected by it. More and more Heartkids are now surviving into adulthood to lead active and productive lives, even if that means a little more care and support is needed to help them along the way. It’s no longer simply about babies and toddlers, now it’s about a growing cross-section of the teenage and adult Australian communities.

Beating CHD is a continuing challenge, but it won’t happen unless there is ongoing high-quality analysis and advice based on an empathic understanding of the need of patients, identifying what works and what is needed to ensure that our ability to treat and care for our fellow Australians with CHD and their families.

Victoria & Tasmania