Designated Heart Attack Centre
We are a designated heart attack centre for the East of England, serving around one million people in Norfolk, Waveney 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 Unit (CEU) have specially trained nurses in cardiology and together form a team whose aim is individual attention and high quality.
Matron Helen Huson oversees all nursing staff in the department whilst Sister Kate Goddard is responsible for Kilverstone ward and the Coronary Care Unit. The Cardiology Elective beds are located in Intwood Ward, adjacent to Kilverstone ward and are managed by Charge Nurse David Ashman.
We’re fortunate to have a dedicated team of nurses who are highly qualified in cardiac nursing. Should you become a patient you will be cared for by this team and will receive the best possible care.
We’re a university teaching hospital for under-graduate students at the University of East Anglia. Patients may be asked to allow students to see them on the wards.
Catheter (Angio) Suites
These are special “theatre” areas with state-of-the-art monitoring and imaging equipment where angiograms, angioplasties (also known as PCIs), pacemaker procedures and electrophysiology studies (EP studies) are undertaken. We currently have five of these purpose-built theatres, with exciting plans in place to extensively develop and refurbish many of these in the near future.
Our Cath Lab manager is David Ashman.
Our Cardiology consultants perform the following procedures:
- Cardiac Catheterisation
- Electrophysiology Study
- Permanent Pacemaker and CRT Insertion
- ICD Insertion (Internal Cardioverting Defibrillator)
- Loop Recorder Insertion
- Angioplasty / PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention)
- Emergency Primary PCI (PPCI) for Heart Attacks