The West Suffolk Cardiac Centre is a state-of-the art self-contained cardiac unit comprising of a large and modern in-patient ward area, cardiac catheter lab area with six recovery beds and cardiology diagnostics department all located together.
Opened in 2018, the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust invested £5.2m in developing the centre. The lower-ground floor unit at the West Suffolk Hospital brings together the cardiology ward, acute cardiac care unit and diagnostics unit, which were previously located in different parts of the hospital. The centre now hosts a state-of-the-art catheterisation lab, enabling the Trust to carry out a combination of diagnostic angiograms and pacemaker procedures five days a week. This means better care and reduced waiting times for patients and reduced pressure on other centres where patients were once referred.
Completion of the centre, in particular the transfer of the hospital’s cardiac diagnostics unit, was made possible by My WiSH Charity, and was opened by jockey Frankie Dettori. The appeal for the centre was the biggest appeal My WiSH has undertaken to date.
The diagnostic cardiology department perform all non-invasive cardiology tests including:
- Coronary Care Unit plus cardiac ward
- 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECG)
- exercise treadmill tests (ETT)
- ambulatory ECG fitting and analysis
- ambulatory blood pressure analysis
- echocardiography (Echo)
- transoesophageal Echocardiography (TOE) and stress echo
- pacemaker follow up/checking.
Meet the team
Dr Pegah Salahshouri, lead consultant - pacemakers/heart failure/angiograms
Dr Liam Ring – angiograms, imaging
Dr Seth Dockrill – angiograms, pacemakers
Dr Mirela Marinescou – imaging
Dr Denis O’Halloran – imaging
Dr Justin Zaman – acute cardiology, chest pain clinic, cardiac rehabilitation
Christopher Pidgeon, cardiology diagnostics manager
Hayley Peacock, ward G7 manager
Cath lab manager, Jane Connor
The cardiac centre is located at the rear right (south-west corner) of the hospital, on the lower ground floor.
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