In conjunction with St Peter’s Cardiology Department and through efficient administration practices and careful planning, the InHealth Cardiac Unit at St Peter’s Hospital where InHealth has been a long standing trusted clinical provider of Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Device procedures since 1999, currently holds some of the shortest Referral to Treatment (RTT) wait times in the South-East region of England.
The InHealth Cardiac Unit is a self-contained two Cardiac Catheterisation Labs, 10-bedded Day Ward facility which opened in October 2013. Typical time scales from receipt of GP referral letter to pre-assessment appointment is 7 to 10 days, and from pre-assessment clinic to diagnostic procedure is 2-3 weeks. The Service operates from Monday to Friday and treats patients predominantly from the North-West Surrey Locality. As the unit is located adjacent to the Coronary Care Unit (BACU), non-elective in-patients clinically fit and awaiting an urgent procedure are treated within 24hours. In addition, patients from Epsom General Hospital awaiting an urgent appointment are treated on a ‘Treat and Return’ pathway, enabling patients on CCU at Epsom, to be discharged in a timely manner. The Service also provides a 24 hour, 365 day, primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (pPCI) service in collaboration with South East Coast Ambulance (SECAmb) and London Ambulance Services (LAS) treating patients who have had a heart attack in the community.
For more information contact Tom Brighton (Service Manager) on 01932 72266, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.