Coronary Care Unit and Post Coronary Care Unit

The Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and Post Coronary Care Unit (PCCU) comprises of a 26 bedded unit and provides comprehensive, high quality care to patients with a variety of cardiac conditions.

The unit is divided into separate areas:

  • A cardiac care unit with state of the art cardiac monitors with a computerised rhythm alarm system
  • A cardiology/post coronary/assessment/rehabilitation ward, which delivers patient-centred health education to patients with coronary heart disease and assesses patients at risk of the disease.

A cardiac catheter laboratory was opened in May 2005.

There are specialist nurses stationed in the emergency department to help identify cardiology patients and fast track them.

Outpatient clinics are specifically designed for patients with heart problems and patients will either be seen by a consultant or a specialist nurse.

Clinic times

Russells Hall Hospital

  • Tuesday – Morning and afternoon
  • Wednesday – Morning and afternoon
  • Thursday – Morning
  • Friday – Morning

Visiting times

  • 3.00pm to 5.00pm – Afternoon
  • 6.30pm to 8.00pm – Evening

Useful links

Key staff

Patient information leaflets

Useful information

This service is available at:
  • Russells Hall Hospital
Where to find us
  • Ground floor, west wing, Russells Hall Hospital
Telephone numbers
  • (01384) 456111 (Switchboard)
  • Extension 2138 (Coronary Care Unit)
  • Extension 2139 or 2273 (Post Coronary Care Unit)

Service details

Clinical directorate
  • Acute Specialist Medicine
Management team
  • Dr Jo Taylor
    Clinical director
  • Dr Joe Martins
    Medical service head
Nursing leads
  • Julie Walklate
    Matron
  • Marie Banner
    Lead nurse
  • Robert Owen
    Lead nurse