We have facilities for cardiology tests (including invasive monitoring), and can provide temporary cardiac pacemakers.
Our treatment pathways aim to meet all national service framework targets, and we have strong links with Papworth Hospital, which provides our interventional facilities.
In addition, we run day-surgery cardioversion lists and heart-failure clinics and hold sessions for Heartbeat and Heartstart in Cambridge, which are national British Heart Foundation (BHF) groups.
The Centre has become a nursing development unit, and we invest highly in staff development and meet clinical governance needs by providing evidence-based care.
From the outpatient entrance: Enter the hospital through the outpatients reception area. Turn right onto the main corridor leading to the hospital concourse and walk past clinic 10 and clinic 2. Turn right into the corridor next to clinic 1 and opposite X-ray. Cardiology diagnostics is halfway down the corridor on the left hand side.
Patients can be: Referred by their general practitioner (GP), Admitted via Accident & Emergency, Fast-tracked by paramedic crews, Directly admitted to the CCU. Most patients who stay as inpatients have:Myocardial infarctions (heart attacks), Unstable angina, Cardiac arrhythmia, Cardiac failure.