The Cardiology service provides a range of complex diagnostic and enhanced specialist interventional procedures for patients with coronary heart disease, heart rhythm problems, heart failure, and structural heart disease.
The Cardiology service is available 7 days a week for all emergency referrals and Monday to Friday for non-emergency out-patient referrals.
Treatment and services provided
Ischaemic Heart Disease
Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic incl. exercise ECG
Outpatient services are provided in clinics at Fairfield General Hospital, Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary and North Manchester General Hospital.
The Cardiology service provides Cardiac pacing including complex cardiac implantable devices like defibrillators, coronary angioplasty (PCI), Echo, stress Echo, blackout investigations, heart failure service and rehabilitation service.
Specialist planned Cardiology services are provided in a modern facility called Silver Heart Unit at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury. The Unit is supported by an integrated cardiology unit which comprises two cardiology wards: Interventional Cardiac Unit & Silver Heart Pre-Ops and Admissions (ward 1) and the Acute Coronary Care Unit (ward 2).
Please bring details of medications currently being taken to all outpatients appointments. When being admitted please refer to your confirmation letter for specific guidance on what to do before attending hospital.
This service is for patients either referred in by their GP or seen as an emergency with heart problems.