Cardiology

Current status as of 21 August 2020

Outpatients

Cancelled new patient appointments were reviewed and prioritised for action accordingly, cancelled follow up appointments were issued letters advising contact with the cardiology hot line to discuss concerns or request clinical advice.  Our outpatient service has been maintained for urgent new referrals throughout the COVID period by providing telephone consultations, or where necessary a face to face appointment.  

Heart failure clinics and cardiac rehabilitation follow-up has continued to take place as telephone consultations.  We are currently providing limited face-to face clinics on all four acute hospital sites.  

Cardiology diagnostic services are taking place at the sites indicated below: 

  • Echocardiogram appointments: Glangwili Hospital, Prince Philip Hospital, Bronglais Hospital and Withybush Hospital 
  • Exercise tolerance tests (ETT): Glangwili Hospital, Prince Philip Hospital, Bronglais and Withybush 
  • Pacing service: Glangwili Hospital and Bronglais Hospital 
  • Transoephageal echocardiogram (TOE): Bronglais Hospital 
  • Coronary angiography: Prince Philip Hospital 
  • Ambulatory BP monitors, Electrocardiography (ECG) and pulmonary function tests: Glangwili Hospital, Prince Philip Hospital, Bronglais Hospital and Withybush Hospital 
  • Ambulatory ECG recorders: offsite Llanelli leisure centre 

The reduction in our capacity and services is as a result of Government social distancing regulations and requirements to maintain safe practice.   

 

Future plans 

We are currently working on plans to increase and restart more face to face sessions and the introducing virtual clinics. We are reviewing our plans to restart all other cardiology diagnostic tests on all four acute hospital sites.

 

How to make contact

Please refer to your patient letter for contact details or contact the PALS team on telephone number: 0300 0200159 or email: hdhb.patientsupportservices@wales.nhs.uk 

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