The first meeting of Heart to Heart took place on Saturday 19 October, 2019 at Strathfield Private Hospital (SPH) with the assistance of the SPH Cardiac Coordinator, Cassy Board. A dietitian came to the meeting to provide tips and advice on diet and nutrition post-surgery, while a heart surgery patient who had been operated on 9 months prior, Mr Tim Macintosh, gave an update to all present on his experiences post-surgery.
Participants said they particularly enjoyed hearing other patients’ stories of their way of coping after surgery. One of the attendees of the Heart to Heart meeting, John Wesimantel commented; “The presentation by the dietitian, Simone, was the most informative of this type that I have attended, with simple, practical tips for effective portion control and nutrition. I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss my surgery and outcomes with others who have had similar experiences”.
If you would like to join “Heart to Heart” you can do so by going to the group Facebook page at the following link – www.facebook.com/groups/hearttoheartnsw/ . You can also register your interest in our group meetings on our website – or call us on 02 9550 2350.