We provide diagnosis and treatment for a range of heart problems including arrythmia, congenital and ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, hypertension and valve disorders. We have coronary care units at Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals in addition to specialist rehabilitation and respiratory teams. We also offer outpatient services at Goole and District Hospital.
Patient care and well-being is of the utmost importance to our staff and each patient has a named nurse so we can provide individualised nursing care, taking into account each patient’s physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs. All procedures are undertaken with a friendly yet professional attitude to attempt to put patients at ease during what may be a difficult time.
Coronary care units
Our coronary care units offer critical care to patients with a range of cardiac conditions including acute myocardial infarction (MI), unstable angina, cardiac rhythm disturbances, and heart failure. Patients also may have several cardiac investigations during their stay on the unit including coronary angiography, permanent pacemaker insertion, and implantable loop insertion.
Staff are supported by an excellent cardiac rehabilitation service and also by a heart failure specialist nurse service.
We have facilities for emergency insertion of temporary pacemakers, NIV – (CPAP Mode), high flow oxygen therapy, emergency DC cardioversion and pericardiocentesis.
Other services offered include:
- Elective DC Cardioversion
- Trans-oesophageal echocardiography
- Dobutamine challenge stress test
- Myoview scans (Grimsby only)
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (Scunthorpe only).
Every member of staff knew their job and went about their duties in a most pleasant, professional manner. I couldn’t have been better looked after.Friends and Family Test comment
Our units have a lot of equipment to allow us to give the best possible care and we realise this may seem frightening at first but please do not be alarmed by what you will see. It is normal for patients to be connected to cardiac monitors which have alarms and may be noisy; this allows us to observe the heart rhythm. Patients may have a needle in their hand, arm or side of their neck; this is to allow us to give drugs quickly. A drip or more than one may be necessary to give medicines to help with their treatment. A face mask may also be used to deliver oxygen, which will help to relieve pain and will also help if they are short of breath.
Outpatient service at Goole
We hold a weekly outpatient clinic at Goole and District Hospital in addition to rapid access chest pain clinics. ECGs are also available.
The BHF have lots of information about heart disease and offer support for people affected.
Patient information leaflets
- Coronary angiogram
- Elective DC Cardioversion
- Looking after Your Heart
- Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
- Heart Murmur
- What happens if my heart stops
- Cardio-thoracic Clinic – What Happens
- – Cardiology Clinic – What Happens