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Apply now: lived experience partners

We are inviting expressions of interest from people living with heart failure who have had a hospital admission in Victoria in the last 3 years, or their carer or family member. 

Your new role

As a lived experience partner, you will:

  • bring the consumer or carer perspective into the planning of the Heart Helper Pilot
  • foster connections with consumers and clinicians
  • provide consumer leadership during the co-design phase

This role is one to two days per week from February to June 2022 (four months).

Find out more about the role and how to apply in our information pack

Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 20 February 2022. 


Heart failure is a complex chronic condition. One in four patients with heart failure are readmitted to hospital within 30 days of being discharged.

We will partner with one or two Victorian health services to co-design and test a service delivery model to help people with heart failure after a hospital admission.

The Heart Helper Pilot will focus on:

  • increasing patient self-management
  • improving carer education 
  • trialling the use of a combined workforce – this could include enrolled nurses, personal care workers, allied health assistants, or lay people working closely with clinicians with specialised heart failure experience.

This pilot will be developed and tested over a 12- to 18-month period. We will offer funding to contribute to the costs of staffing during the co-design and implementation period.

Applications for health services to express interest in participating in this initiative have now closed.

This pilot is part of the Avoidable acute care admissions package along with the Heart failure collaborative and cardiovascular nurse ambassadors


To test a new service delivery model within the Victorian health system and reduce avoidable acute care admissions related to heart failure.

Get in touch

Cardiovascular team
Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 25 Jan 2022

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