Public and private patients to benefit from Illawarra's first cardiothoracic surgery service

By Lisa Wachsmuth
Updated June 28 2021 - 2:22pm, first published May 9 2021 - 6:00pm
The service will be run under a partnership between the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Wollongong Private Hospital. PIcture: Anna Warr

It's been a long wait, but Illawarra patients will soon receive complex cardiothoracic treatment close to home, with the region's first specialist Cardiothoracic Surgery Service to open this year.



Lisa Wachsmuth

Deputy Editor

Deputy editor and health reporter at the Illawarra Mercury, covering stories in the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas. For news tips email

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