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Cardio Respiratory Department

The 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. 

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


Exercise Stress Testing - Technician Led

Warrington and Halton

Ambulatory 24hr ECG Monitoring

Warrington and Halton

Ambulatory 24 hr Blood Pressure Monitoring

Warrington and Halton


Warrington and Halton

Transoesophageal Echocardiogram

Warrington  (Catheter Suite)

Contrast Echocardiogram


Stress Echocardiography (Dobuatamine and Exercise)


Tilts Test


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


Loop recorder clinics


Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinics


CPAP clinics


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.

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. 

Amongst the team members in cardio respiratory are:

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

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 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.

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Cardio Respiratory Department 
Kendrick Wing Courtyard 
Warrington Hospital

01925 662483 - Warrington

01928 753293 - Halton

Opening times

Monday - 9am - 5pm

Tuesday - 9am - 5pm

Wednesday - 9am - 5pm

Thursday - 9am - 5pm

Friday - 9am - 4.30pm

Warrington Hospital