Wythenshawe Hospital

0161 9987070 Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe , Manchester, M23 9LT

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 309 ratings for this hospital



The Northwest Heart Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital provides specialist cardiac and thoracic surgical services to a regional population of 3.2 million people. The Centre, which opened in spring 2008, is the first in the North to offer cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI), and will scan thousands of NHS patients every year. It is part of a £22m expansion and improvement programme of the unit to enhance the facilities and
services provided to patients.

A new 26-bed critical care ward has replaced the previous cardiothoracic Intensive Care and High Dependency Units. All outpatients’ appointments now take place in a new outpatients unit with 20 consulting rooms and an integrated cardiac diagnostic suite.

Wythenshawe Hospital has a long history of collecting and analysing surgical data, and was one of the first hospitals to publish cardiac survival rates. Surgeons at the hospital played a key role in the move to publicise cardiac survival rates by the Healthcare Commission.

Our team is dedicated to deliver the very best quality care for you and your family. Our experts make your safety and experience their top priority.

Please see the links to the left to read about the serivices we provide to the public here at the North West Heart Centre.

Why choose us?

The North West Heart Centre is one of the UK’s top cardiac centres. Our highly trained staff offer a comprehensive range of treatments using state of the art technology.

Every year we...

  • Successfully treat over 800 heart attack patients with angioplasty and stents.
  • Provide 600 ablation treatments for heart rhythm problems.
  • Implant over 700 pacemakers and 200 defibrillators.
  • Perform approximately 10,000 heart scans and 1500 cardiac MR scans.
  • Pioneer “key hole” valve replacements in the North West.
  • Are one of only five heart transplant centres in the UK.

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 MAY 2016

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Key facts about the Cardiology department at Wythenshawe Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

27weeks for 9 out of 10 patients

Friends and Family Test score: service

95%Patients recommend this service. 147 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

The service provided by this department is exclellent

I was very worried about my appointment with Unit but the Consultant soon allayed-all my fears they were totally professional with under...

20 July 2016

Waiting time

My husband is waiting for heart surgery which is now going into the second year. Latest delay is letter not being sent to the person who...

14 June 2016

Cardiac Ablation

Last September I was admitted to Wythenshawe cardiology unit as a day patient after a period of consultation with a doctor. The whole e...

1 June 2016


Went here last Saturday to have some tests and possible stents fitted, but was not possible. I was looked after by very efficient staff a...

20 May 2016


I had an Angiogram procedure carried out this week. I wish to thank the staff for the excellent care I received and the professional mann...

24 March 2016

Cardiology services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for May '16 Other services in ward for May '16
Acute Coronary Care
F2 Cardiology
Jim Quick

Last updated on 06 May 2016.

Information supplied by University Hospital Of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust