AHLTA was founded in 1984 at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney; basically as a support for patients, their families and carers to be able to discuss transplantation, exchange ideas and be there for each other.
We aim to contact all patients and carers at St Vincent’s Hospital who are in the pre- or post-transplantation phases. We are here to help and support these patients, their families and their carers.
AHLTA established and maintains AHLTA House, which is subsidised accommodation close to the hospital providing convenient, affordable housing for rural and regional patients.
AHLTA aims to :
· Support and inform pre heart and lung transplant patients and post heart and lung transplant patients, their carers and their families;
· Provide information regarding research and delivery of health outcomes in cardio thoracic health care; and
· Promote minimisation of cardio thoracic diseases; support organ donation and transplantation; and raise funds for cardio thoracic transplantation research and equipment.