Referral Information for Patients

​​You need a referral from your doctor to become a patient in the Cardiology Inpatient Unit.


Referral Information for Physicians

​​​​Admission Criteria

The Cardiology Inpatient Unit offers care to:

  • Patients who have had a heart attack, angina, arrhythmias, heart failure, or congenital heart problems
  • Patients who require angioplasty, cardiac catheterization, pacemaker insertion or noninvasive testing
  • Patients who need to be evaluated for coronary bypass and valvular interventions.


To submit a referral, first download and complete the​ Request for Transfer to 5B WEST formPDF icon image.

Once you have completed the form, fax it to 416 340 5087.

Once we receive your referral, we will review the referral to ensure that it is complete; if incomplete, the form will be returned to you.

We will contact the referring physician or coordinator to confirm the admission date and provide information about the patient's stay. Your office is responsible for providing the patient with the information about their admission and stay.

Checklist for a Complete Referral

In addition to the completed referral form, make sure to include:

  • A medical history
  • Clinically relevant completed investigations, such as cardiac catheterizations, laboratory results, echocardiograms, electrocardiograms as well as any other relevant reports and blood work results
  • Additionally, a repatriation agreement will be requested where applicable.

If this information is not included with the referral form, your referral may be returned as incomplete.​​

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