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Cardio Respiratory Department


About this service

The entrance to the cardio respiratory unit at Warrington Hospital in Kendrick WingThe Cardio Respiratory Department consists of a dedicated team of cardiac physiologists, associate practitioners and assistant technical officers that provide a wide variety of cardiac investigations to inpatients, outpatients and GP open access referrals.

This provides comprehensive diagnostic support to the cardiac and chest physicians. The majority of our patients are adult, but we do also provide a service to the paediatricians.

We provide services on both the Warrington and Halton sites - with many tests available at both sites (see below).


Tests provided by us

The department offers a wide range of tests that include non-invasive and invasive testing. Please be aware that not all the tests and clinics are done at both hospitals.

Non invasive tests
Electrocardiograms (ECG)
Warrington and Halton
Exercise Stress Testing - Medically Led
Warrington
Exercise Stress Testing - Technician Led
Warrington and Halton
Ambulatory 24hr ECG Monitoring
Warrington and Halton
Ambulatory 24 hr Blood Pressure Monitoring
Warrington and Halton
Echocardiogram
Warrington and Halton
Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
Warrington  (Catheter Suite)
Contrast Echocardiogram
Warrington
Stress Echocardiography (Dobuatamine and Exercise)
Warrington
Tilts Test
Halton
Routine and Full Lung Function Studies  
Warrington and Halton
Sleep Studies 
Warrington and Halton
Pulse Oximeters     
Warrington and Halton

 

Specialist areas
Pacemaker follow up clinics
Warrington
Loop recorder clinics
Warrington
Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinics
Warrington
CPAP clinics
Halton

 

Invasive tests

These tests are carried out in the Cardiac Catheter Suite at Warrington Hospital where the cardiac physiologist role is to support the team within the laboratory by monitoring the haemodynamics (ECG and pressure) of the patient during the following procedures:

  • Coronary Angiograms
  • Permanent pacemaker implantations
  • Loop recorder device implantations.

Our facilities

Warrington Hospital

At Warrington the department is based over 2 areas:

  • Cardiology 1 – ECG  (situated just before outpatients Appleton wing)
  • Cardio-Respiratory Dept  (external access only adjacent to the Kendrick/Executive main entrance)

Halton General Hospital

At Halton the department is known as the ECG department, and is situated at the end of clinic B corridor, phase 1 entrance and is signposted from the main corridor. 


Who's in the team?

Amongst the team members in cardio respiratory are:

  • Cardiac Physiologists
  • Associate Practitioners
  • Assistant Technical Officers
  • Administration and clerical support.

Other Information & Downloads

What to do on arrival to the department for your appointment?

Please book in at reception and you will be asked to take a seat in the waiting area. There are various tests carried out within the department and operates on an appointment system and you will be seen in order of your test.


Referral information

Referral from hospital

From the doctor you have seen you in hospital either as an outpatient in clinic or as an inpatient during your stay. On receiving the referral the administration staff will make the appointment which will be sent by post, occasionally telephoning if there has been a cancellation.


Referral from your GP

From your GP, as the department provides a GP open access service for the following:

  • ECG
  • Echocardiogram
  • Ambulatory 24 hour monitoring
  • Ambulatory 24 hour blood pressure monitoring.

The GP will fax a referral to the department using the Unified Direct Access Cardiology Referral Form and an appointment will be sent by post, occasionally telephoning if there has been a cancellation.


Main Contact Information

Cardio Respiratory Department
Kendrick Wing Courtyard
Warrington Hospital
Warrington
Cheshire
WA5 1QG

Telephone1:
01925 662483 - Warrington

Telephone2:
01928 753293 - Halton


Opening Hours
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM - -

 


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