Wythenshawe Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 326 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 2017

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Key facts about the Cardiology department at Wythenshawe Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 31 weeks for 9/10 patients

Friends and Family Test score: service

98%Patients recommend this service. 163 responses

Latest reviews of this service

SVT ablation

I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff that looked after me during my short stay. I was so frightened when I went in for an...

13 August 2017

Cardiac follow up could be better

The treatment following a cardiac arrest in September 2016 was second to none; I was very impressed with the speed and care in getting a ...

19 July 2017


Not normally a hospital botherer, but was referred this time. Had a slight fear due to knowledge of cuts and negative press stories, but...

17 July 2017

A outstanding Hospital and Staff

I came in as an emergency from Tameside hospital was met at the door amd taken into theatre where i was given an angiogram that rev...

23 June 2017

Outstanding treatment

I was admitted one hour after a positive bike echogram test. Within 3 hours I was given an angiogram that revealed a partly blocked coron...

14 June 2017

Cardiology services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for June '17 Other services in ward for June '17
Acute Coronary Care
Jim Quick

Last updated on 06 May 2016.

Information supplied by University Hospital Of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust