Cardiology is the largest directorate within the Clinical Service Centre of Medicine employing 160 personnel. Cardiology is led by a Clinical Director supported by the CSC Chief of Service, Managing Director, General Manager, Business Manager and Head of Nursing.
The department consists of a 50 bedded purpose built cardiology unit, with 3 cardiac catheterisation laboratories, a 12 bedded CCU, 3 echo rooms, 3 treadmill suites, a 14-bedded day ward, a TOE and stress-echo room as well as a dedicated cardiology out-patient suite.
The medical staff are supported by 2 Physicians Assistants, a team of hospital based Heart Failure Nurse Specialists and a team of Cardiac Rehab Nurse Specialists. There are 19 cardiac physiologists with national specialist accreditation (BSE or Heart Rhythm UK) who independently run pacemaker and echo clinics as well as supporting all laboratory activities. In addition, there are 5 student physiologists and 7 cardiographers who provide resting and ambulatory ECG services as well as 3 fully trained EP cardiac physiologists.
We provide a unified service with the Isle Of Wight Cardiac Department Doctors Connaughton, Price and Lamb are Consultants based on the island, but also practice invasive cardiology in our department.
We would envisage that the majority of Outpatient cardiac referrals would come to one of our general clinics in the first instance. Once an assessment has been made, they may be directed into one of our Specialist clinics, which include heart failure, adult congenital heart disease, nurse-led coronary intervention follow-up, cardiac re-synchronisation therapy (CRT) and echocardiography.
Monday to Friday 0830 - 1700
Patients can be referred in by GP, internal consultants and external consultants New appointments – Choose and Book or via OPD Booking Centre Follow up appointments – Via department reception
C Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital