Our cardiology service recently topped the list for quality of care for heart attack and heart failure patients, out of 11 south east coast trusts.

The purpose-built modern cardiac department at East Surrey Hospital includes a Coronary Care Unit with 8 beds for intensive monitoring of patients, a 28-bedded dedicated cardiology ward (Holmwood), a 6-bedded day-case area, and a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation laboratory.

We provide a full inpatient and outpatient cardiology service, including extensive invasive and non-invasive cardiac investigations.

  • coronary angiography
  • coronary angioplasty and stenting
  • coronary intravascular ultrasound and pressure wire measurements
  • implantation of permanent pacemakers, implantable cardiac-defibrillators
  • echocardiography (transthoracic and transoesophageal)
  • full non-invasive diagnostics (including Holter monitoring, exercise testing, etc)

In the past year, there were 6,600 cardiac outpatient appointments, over 7,000 echocardiograms were performed, 4,000 patients monitored with 24-hour Holter ECG, and over 2,200 cardiac procedures took place in the cardiac catheter lab.

Recently, a new, less-invasive way of scanning the arteries was introduced, called CT coronary angiography.

We have strong links with three tertiary hospitals – St George’s in Tooting, The London Heart Hospital, and The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.

Dr Alex Chen, associate specialist, offers an in-hours cardiology advisory service for GPs.
He can be reached by phoning 01737 768511 and asking for bleep number 911.

Cardiology provides a full 24 hour/7 day a week on-call service.
All patients admitted with cardiac problems will be seen by a consultant cardiologist.

For more information regarding the rapid access chest pain clinic and cardiology specialist nursing team please contact 01737 768 511 x6973

Patient information

“During the past eighteen months I have first-hand experience of the care provided by the medical staff in The Cardiac and Urology wards. To describe the staff as excellent is an understatement. At no time did I feel I was just another patient. I knew what was happening at all times.”