Sydneysiders: Adjusting to your ICD

Learn about adjusting to life with an ICD at the next Royal North Shore Hospital ICD Group Meeting on Thurs 11 July.

Having an ICD implanted can be a life-changing event that can affect you physically, socially and emotionally. Some people adjust quickly and easily to having an ICD, while for others it may take time.

Join psychologist and cardiac nurse Jennifer Fildes who will discuss some of the adjustments people have to make after having an ICD implanted.

These group meetings run by RNSH give you a chance to ask the guest speaker any questions you may have. It’s also a great opportunity to chat to other people with an ICD.

This event is kindly sponsored by Boston Scientific.

Event: RNSH ICD Group Meeting
Theme: Adjustments: Living with an ICD
Date & time: Thurs 11 July 2013, 11am for 11.30am start (finishes 1pm)
Royal North Shore Hospital
Fri 5 July to Ann Kirkness on 02 9463 1704* or email

*If the phone is unattended when you call please leave a message. Let Ann know your name, phone number and how many people are attending.


More information

The ICD Group Meeting is held at the Main Auditorium Level 5, Kolling Building (the Kolling Building is located directly opposite the main hospital building and the RNSH chapel in Reserve Road. (Access via Westbourne Street). Download RNSH Visitor’s Map.

Light refreshments are served from 11am and the presentation will start at 11.30am. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Parking: access to the multi-storey car park is currently via Westbourne Street (there is no entry from the Pacific Highway). On the day you can get a letter from Ann or one of the volunteers to entitle you to a discounted rate of $5.50. Be warned: finding a parking spot can be a challenge!

Public transport: you can catch the train to St Leonards station and walk 10-15 mins to the hospital OR catch the 144 bus which takes into the hospital grounds.