Kettering General Hospital

01536 492000 Rothwell Road , Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8UZ
http://www.kgh.nhs.uk

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Cardiology

This Department is managed by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


01536 491415


01536 491102

Cardiology department

KGH is committed to providing high quality responsive services to meet the needs of anyone who is suffering from a cardiac condition. Our services include:

  • Cardiac Centre (Day case cardiac procedures)
  • Cardiac investigations department
  • Heart failure service
  • Heart failure programme
  • Cardiac outreach service
  • Cardiac audit
  • Cardiac rehab service
  • Chest Pain Assessment Unit (CPAU)
  • Inpatients beds, Coronary Care Unit (CCU), cardiology ward, short stay cardiology ward
  • Cardiology outpatients

Cardiac Centre

Opened in 2007, our £4.7million Cardiac Centre allows patients to benefit from improved management of their disease within a local setting, thanks to an improved consistant care service in the unit. We have a catherisation laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art imaging and monitoring equipment. We carry out:

  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary angioplasty (stent)
  • Pacemaker implants
  • Cardio versions
  • Transoesophagal echo
  • Internal cardiac defibrillator implants

More recently the centre has been accredited with a 24/7 service for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for acute heart attack patients.

Chest Pain Assessment Unit

Opened in 2011, the Chest Pain Assessment Unit (CPAU) based on Clifford Ward provides a gold standard, streamlined assessment/screening and access to rapid diagnostic testing.

The CPAU is protocol driven, providing a treatment pathway for ALL patients presenting to KGH with chest pain symptoms referred by Accident and Emergency, ambulance, or the Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU). All patients will be assessed by a cardiac specialist within 15 minutes of arrival. The CPAU is managed in a systematic way, making it easier to pin point problems, rule out all other conditions and prevent inappropriate patient discharge.

We create a caring and trusting environment, ensuring that patients and their relatives are fully informed at all stages of their care pathway. The CPAU is a consultant led service with cardiac nurse led support

Staff

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The following table shows staffing levels on wards that provide this service.

Where wards provide more than one service the results include shared values for all services provided on that ward.

Nurse staffing levels - Cardiology APRIL 2016

Ward name % of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Ward) % of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Ward) % of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Ward) % of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Ward)
Oakley/CCU

92%

of planned level

90%

of planned level

100%

of planned level

91%

of planned level

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Key facts about the Cardiology department at Kettering General Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: service

100%Patients recommend this service. 34 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

Praise for the Cardiac Centre staff

Recently I visited the Cardiac Centre for an angiogram, which identified the immediate need for an angioplasty. All the staff were pleasa...

1 July 2016

Shocking lack of help from cardiology

Almost a year ago, an elderly relative started feeling unwell, short of breath and heaviness in chest. A chest x ray showed some heart en...

10 June 2016

Pericarditis

I was taken to KGH by ambulance with severe chest pain, after the tests etc I was diagnosed with pericarditis and treated accordingly sen...

1 June 2016

Cardiac care

Pacemaker lead replacement Just five weeks ago I went into KGH for the replacement of a lead on my pacemaker. While I was there the st...

16 May 2016

Great Treatment.

I was taken to Kettering General Hospital by ambulance, having suffered a heart attack. I have nothing but praise for the Ambulance crew,...

14 May 2016

Cardiology services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for May '16 Other services in ward for May '16
Cardiac Centre
100%
CCU / Oakley
100%

Last updated on 19 August 2014.

Information supplied by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust