Heart medics on move

Staff outside the new Cardiac Investigation Unit
Staff outside the new Cardiac Investigation Unit

PATIENTS with heart problems are set to benefit from the new Cardiac Investigation Unit at a hospital.

The department which carries out heart tests and runs the rapid access chest pain clinics has been created at the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

It was previously known as ECG and was located on the third floor within the main ward block. But the department is now known as the cardiac investigations unit and can be found at the front of the main hospital, which makes the department much easier for patients to access.

Cardiac investigations Unit manager Louise Tindall said: “The new location of the unit provides much improved facilities for patients.

“It’s on a ground floor location and conveniently near to general outpatients, phlebotomy and surgical pre-assessment and the medical rehabilitation unit, which recently moved into its new home next door.

“The new department is clean, bright and welcoming. 

“It will dramatically improve the service for our patients.”