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Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and Cardiology Ward

Patients with cardiac conditions are admitted to CCU or Cardiology Ward, located at Ward 7.

The conditions require admission include heart attacks, heart failure and acute heart rhythm problems. The team works closely and support each area, working towards a single Acute Cardiac Unit to be developed in due course.

Patients are looked after by specialised nurses in the CCU. There is a collaborative work force which includes cardiac specialist who contribute the care throughout the Hospital, as well as through specialist clinics and community services; CCU and Ward 7 nurses.

The Medical team consists of three Consultants, two Cardiology Specialist Trainees and two junior members of the team, FY1 and FY2. The medical team will review the consultant’s patients daily during the week. They also take part in the “on calls”, therefore are not all present on the ward each day.
Cardiology medical and nursing team work closely with Cardio-Respiratory Department (CRD) located in the adjacent clinical area. CRD performs a wide range of in-patient and out-patient investigations.

The staff on ward 7 work together as part of a multidisciplinary team to aid patient recovery. The aim being to provide a high quality service in a safe environment where the needs of each patient are cared for in a professional and holistic manner by using all available specialist knowledge and skills. The wellbeing of all our patients relies on appropriate and timely assessment, investigation, treatment and care. The aim is to promote optimum health through good communication, teaching and provision of adequate information.

Coronary Care


The unit

Ward 7 comprises of four six bedded bays and four side rooms. The use of the side rooms is decided on a clinical or priority basis.  

The team


  • Dr A Cubukcu, Consultant Cardiologist, ward rounds Tuesdays and alternate Friday.
  • Dr R Egdell, Consultant Cardiologist, ward rounds Monday and Friday.
  • Dr S Russell, Consultant Cardiologist, ward rounds Monday and Friday.

Matron: Penny Cotterill, a major part of Penny's remit is to ensure that the patient experience is positive. It is also her role to ensure that quality standards of care are maintained and she can be seen on a regular basis auditing the unit with the Infection Control Team and housekeeper to ensure optimal cleaning standards are achieved.
Ward Manager: Jane Cannon 
Ward Sisters: Lesley CrawfordDawn Sadler and Lindsay Mycock
In addition to Lesley, Dawn and Lindsay there is a full team of nursing and support staff to assist with care.
Ward clerk: They assist with the daily running and administration of the ward.
Housekeeper: Supports the maintenance of cleanliness and ordering of supplies and facilitates the smooth running of the ward. 

Other staff you might meet on the ward

Occupational therapist: The occupational therapist provides specialist treatment to enable a safe and successful transition back into the community. 
Physiotherapist: The aim of the Physiotherapy Team is to provide a specialised treatment plan which will enable patients to achieve their maximum physical potential.
Social worker: There is a unit based social worker who is able to assist with the discharge process and any issues concerning discharge. The social worker is also able to advise or welfare rights, housing issues and appropriate support groups.

  • Cardiology Nurse Practioner: Julie Walker
  • Cardiology Nurse Specialist: Lisa Broad 

Cardiac rehab nurses: Paula Spray, Jenny Shields, Cathy Pound and Jenelyn Bayquin.
One of these nurses are regularly present on the ward to support patients who are post Myocardial Infarction (MI) to assist with the patients return back to a normal healthy life style.
Tissue viability nurse specialist: Specialise in the prevention and management of pressure sores and wound dressings.
Dieticians: Visit the ward as required, referrals are made via the named nurse.
Discharge co-ordinator: Will assist with your discharge planning if required.
Phlebotomist (technician skilled in taking blood) visits daily to collect blood samples requested by the medical team.

Specialist nurses: If your condition or care requires the input of a specialist nurse, this will be arranged by the Medical Admissions Unit.

Student nurses may be on placement on the unit. There are also work experience students on the ward from the age of 16 years upwards.
All staff will introduce themselves to you but if you are at all unclear please ask.

Visit our who's who section for more information

Hand washing

Infection control is an issue at the forefront of most people’s minds when coming into hospital. To help the unit stop infection please wash your hands on arrival and departure, you will find a sink located at the entrance of the unit. Alcohol gel dispensers are also strategically located throughout the unit.
You are also encouraged to ask nursing and clinical staff if they have washed their hands prior to examination.

More information

The ward telephone numbers are:

Ward Manager, Jane Cannon: 01625 661047/661007
Ward Sisters, Lesley Crawford/Dawn Sadler: 01625 661047/661007
Nursing station: 01625 661007/661015
Ward Clerks, Marilyn Burgess/Sharon Steven: 01625 661007

Meetings can be arranged with the junior medical staff via the ward clerk.
If relatives are ringing to enquire about your condition please nominate one of your family members to be a single point of contact to reduce the numbers of calls to the ward.
If you would like to arrange an appointment to see either consultant, please contact the secretary direct from Monday to Friday:

  • Dr Cubukcu’s secretary: 01625 663224
  • Dr Egdell’s secretary: 01625 661317
  • Dr Russell’s secretary: 01625 661317


Please note that the consultant cannot discuss patient care or treatment over the telephone due to patient confidentiality.


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