Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

We run exercise rehabilitation classes for people with cardiac, heart failure and pulmonary conditions across our Fitzroy (St Vincent’s Hospital) and Kew sites (St George’s Hospital). These classes consist of an exercise component and a discussion and education session around different topics that aim to improve self-management of chronic conditions.

Our Team

  • Physiotherapist
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
  • Pharmacist

Our Classes

Cardiac Rehabilitation (once/week)

  • St Vincent's Hospital Fitzroy site only
  • Mondays 1.45pm Education (Building C, L2 Heart Centre conference room), followed by Exercise 3.00pm (Building F, L0 physio gym)
  • Wednesdays 1.45pm Education (Building A, L4 tutorial room), followed by Exercise 2.45pm (Building F, L0 physio gym)

Heart Failure Rehabilitation (twice/week)

  • St Vincent's Hospital Fitzroy: Tue/Thu 11.30am Exercise (Building F, L0 physio gym), followed by 12.30 Education (Building E, Conference Centre Rm1-4)
  • St George's Hospital Kew: Mon/Wed 10.00am exercise (Community Rehabilitation Centre gym), followed by 11.00am Education (Wednesdays only).

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (twice/week)

  • St Vincent's Hospital Fitzroy: Tue/Thu 9.30am Education (Building E, Conference Centre Rm1-4), followed by 10.30 Exercise (Building F, L0 physio gym)
  • St George's Hospital Kew: Mon/Wed 10am Exercise (Community Rehabilitation Centre gym), followed by 11.00am Education (Wednesdays only)


Classes are run once or twice weekly with participants commencing at any time throughout the year.  Typically people attend for 1-3 months but this may vary case by case.  Our staff are here to support your specific needs.  Upon discharge, participants are supported to continue with a gym program in their local community if appropriate.  We aim to inform your GP about your participation and progress.

Our Location

Kew site (St George’s Campus): CRC Reception, St George’s Hospital, 283 Cotham Rd, Kew

Fitzroy site (St Vincent’s Hospital): Ground Floor Reception, Building F, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, 14 Nicholson St, Fitzroy


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Contact Us

All referrals and queries should be directed to:

Health Independence Program Central Intake

Tel: 1300 131 470
Fax: (03) 9231 2202 (Attn: Cardiopulmonary Rehab Team)

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