Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
Specialities dealt with by this ward: Cardiology
The Coronary Care Unit (CCU) is part of the Heart Attack Centre or Primary Coronary Angioplasty (PCI) Centre of the hospital and has eight single rooms for patients with Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Heart Failure and other cardiac problems. Patients may be admitted straight from home, other hospitals or via other departments in the hospital. They will usually only stay for a short while before being moved to Kilverstone Ward or the Cardiology Elective Bay. Patients from other hospitals areas who have had primary angioplasty following heart attack may be transferred back to their local hospital after 24 hours
The Angiography department is next door to the CCU.
Click below for more information about heart attacks and heart failure from NHS Direct.
Visiting Details:Visiting is at any time but should be limited to family and important friends only.
Young children should only visit after discussion with the Nursing Staff
How to Find UsThe ward is located on Level 3 in the East Block
Please use the In-patients East & Centre entrance/s and follow the signs to Coronary Care Unit
If you are coming by car and need to park, the closest carpark/s are K, L, M
Contact DetailsMain Telephone Number: 01603 286364
Alternative Telephone Number: 01603 286365
Fax Number: 01603 286375
Patients on CCU are usually in need of rest and quiet so we ask that visiting is limited to close family and important friends only.