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 are 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 8pm.
If, for some reason, it is only possible to visit outside the normal visiting hours, exceptions can be made by prior arrangement with the nursing staff.
If your relative requires accommodation please let us know before you are admitted, as on-site accommodation is limited.
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
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.