The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a designated heart attack centre for East of England serving about 1 million of the population of Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, Waveny and parts of North Suffolk. Most heart attacks are treated with immediate balloon angioplasty and stenting. (Primary PCI)
Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Kilverstone Ward and the Cardiology Elective Bay have specially trained nurses in cardiology and together form a team whose aim is individual attention and high quality. The lead nurses who are ward based are Tanya Moon, Maria Litten and Suzanne Nurse. Cardiology at NNUH is very lucky to have a really dedicated team of nurses who are highly qualified in cardiac nursing. Should you find yourself as a patient on our wards you will be cared for by this team and you can be sure you will receive the best possible care.
The Norfolk and Norwich is a university teaching hospital for the undergraduate students at the University of East Anglia. Patients may be asked to allow students to see them on the wards.
These are special theatre areas where angiograms, PCI and pacemaker procedures are undertaken. Sister Diane Brown leads here with Carole Horwood as lead physiologist. Sheila King is the lead radiographer.
A virtual tour of the Angio Suite is available here.
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has funded a third Cardiology angio suite costing £3.1 million opened in September 2010. The new angio suite allows more patients to be investigated and treated.
The following procedures are performed at NNUH by our consultant cardiologists
- Cardiac Catheterisation
- Electrophysiology Study
- Permanent Pacemaker and CRT Insertion
- ICD Insertion (Internal Cardioverta Defibrillator)
- Loop Recorder Insertion
- Angioplasty / PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention)