York ward

On York ward, we care for patients who need investigations and treatment for a wide range of cardiac problems. 

This can include cardiology, heart failure, electrophysiology and the implantation of cardiac devices.

The majority of nurses on the ward have completed postgraduate cardiac courses and have extensive experience in caring for these conditions.

When you arrive

On arrival to the ward, please report to the reception/nursing station where the ward administrator will confirm your details. A nurse and a member of the medical team will then complete a nursing and medical assessment.

The admitting nurse and doctor will discuss the procedures that you are scheduled to have and will give you the relevant information booklets to read.

Depending on the nature of your condition you may be visited and advised by one of the three nurse specialists employed within the cardiology unit.  The nurses offer advice on rehabilitation, heart failure and support patients waiting for a translation.

Your length of stay will depend on the type of procedure or investigation you are having, your nurse or doctor will be able to advise you on your expected length of stay.

Visiting times

Regretfully, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, our wards remain closed to visitors. Visitors will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. For further guidance on visiting please click here

Who you will meet on the ward 

Each ward is managed by a ward sister or charge nurse, with the support of the nursing team, who care for the patients alongside the consultant surgeons and their medical teams.

Our nursing staff are experienced in the care of heart and lung surgery patients and many have undertaken specialist courses in this area. Please ask the nursing staff if you have any questions about your surgery or care and they will be pleased to help.

We have student nurses allocated to the wards, but they always work under the supervision of a qualified member of staff.  In addition, we also have qualified nurses who are undertaking the specialist cardiothoracic training course at the hospital, who are also allocated to the ward areas.

We have a clinical practice educator team who assists with the education of the nursing staff. You may see them working alongside members of the nursing team who are caring for you.

Other people you may come into contact with are:

  • the modern matron

  • clinical services manager

  • pre-admission clinic nurses
  • clinical practice educators

  • advanced practitioners - experienced specialist nurses who work as part of the medical team

  • ward administrators

  • catering staff and supervisors

  • domestic staff and supervisors

  • supporting health professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians, pharmacists)

  • pain management nurse specialists
  • complex discharge nurse

  • patient advice and liaison team (PALS).

Matron: Mary Madigan


Level 5, Sydney Wing, Royal Brompton Hospital, SW3 6NP

Telephone: 020 7351 8592

Beds: There are 34 beds on this ward.