Wythenshawe Hospital

Telephone: 0161 9987070
Address: Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9LT
Website: http://www.uhsm.nhs.uk

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 322 ratings for this hospital


This Department is managed by University Hospital Of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

North West Heart Centre
0161 291 4601


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 SEPTEMBER 2015

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Key facts about the Cardiology department at Wythenshawe Hospital

Average time from referral by GP to treatment for this department


Friends and Family Test score: service

97%Patients recommend this service. 255 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

SVT Ablation - A Pleasure!

I was at UHSM on Friday 6th November for a SVT Ablation procedure. I was obviously apprehensive at having the procedure but, from the mom...

8 November 2015

Late review

I left this review as I expected to have to return for another procedure, but have been told today that I can return to my local hospital...

20 October 2015

Drop in facility for those with pacemaker / battery concerns

I think Wythenshawe Hospital, its staff and its management do a really fine job. I have absolutely no complaints re current services. 10 ...

22 September 2015


Given the very best attention, respect and advice by the Cardiology Dept, in particular one doctor who explained the forthcoming treatm...

11 September 2015

July 9th Admission.

I attended the Cardiac Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital on the 9th of July and had defibrillator [ICD] device fitted. I was apprehensive, i'm...

8 August 2015

Cardiology services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for September '15 Other services in ward for September '15
F2 Cardiology
Jim Quick

Last updated on 20 June 2011.

Information supplied by University Hospital Of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust