Cardiology

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.

British Heart Foundation

The BHF have lots of information about heart disease and offer support for people affected.

Contact us

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital

Scartho Road
Grimsby
DN33 2BA
03033 303815

Scunthorpe General Hospital

Cliff Gardens
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 7BH

03033 306542

Goole and District Hospital

Woodland Avenue
Goole
East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 6RX
03033 304283

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