About this service

Colchester Hospital

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Clinic appointments – 01206 747 576

Cardio-Respiratory reception – 01206 742 612

Cardiac Catheterisation Suite – 01206 745 978

Staying in hospital

Ward information

The cardiologists look after inpatients on the Acute Cardiac Unit.

They also provide review of cardiac inpatients in ED/EAU as well as referrals throughout the hospital.

The Cardiac Catheterisation Suite (Angio ward) is part of the Elmstead Day Unit, situated at the back of the hospital.

Ipswich Hospital


We cover most aspects of general cardiology. The main exception is that we do not provide services for patients with complex congenital heart disease. These patients are referred to the congenital heart disease service at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital.

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01473 703 770

Clinic times


Clinic Information:


General Cardiology clinic

This is in clinic G – entrance 6.
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Rapid Access chest pain clinic

This allows you to see a cardiology nurse specialist quickly if you have been to see your GP with angina type pain.

Cardiac revascularisation clinic

For follow-up patients who have been treated by coronary stenting or coronary artery bypass surgery. This clinic is run by cardiology nurse specialists.

Heart failure clinic

We are here to help educate you about your condition and the ways, in which you can control it, so you have a better quality of life.

Pacemaker clinic

This clinic is run by cardiac pacing physiologists for the monitoring of patients who have permanent pacemakers in situ.

Staying in hospital

Ward information

In the Outpatient clinic we perform procedures including:


  • ambulatory monitoring
  • echocardiography
  • implantable Cardiac Device Follow Up
  • stress Testing

The Ipswich Heart Centre is a 12-bed day ward and two cardiac catheter theatres. The majority of elective procedures are undertaken as a day case.

Procedures performed in the Heart Centre:

  • Invasive coronary angiography.
  • Pacemaker implantation.
  • DC cardioversion.
  • Advanced echo.
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting (percutaneous coronary intervention.
  • Implantable loop recorder insertion. Cardiac imaging available at Ipswich Hospital includes:
  • transthoracic echocardiography
  • transoesophageal echocardiography
  • stress echocardiography
  • myocardial perfusion imaging.

Patients who need to stay in hospital are cared for on Claydon Ward.


In the community


We hold cardiology clinics at:

  • Framfield House, Woodbridge
  • Riverside Clinic, Ipswich

Clacton Hospital and Community Diagnostic Centre

Clinics are held in the Jubilee Unit at Clacton Hospital.

Tests such as echocardiogram, electrocardiogram and Holter monitor are performed in the Community Diagnostic Centre.  The Diagnostic Centre is located at Clacton Hospital, the main entrance is to the left of the main foyer.

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Clacton Hospital: 01255 201 717 or 01206 747 576

Clacton Diagnostic Centre: 01255 201 647

Clinic times

Clacton Community Diagnostic Centre

  • 8am to 8pm, seven days a week

Halstead Hospital

Clinics are held at this hospital.

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01787 291 022

01206 747 576

Harwich Hospital

Two clinics are held at this hospital:

  • General cardiac clinic.
  • Rapid access chest pain clinic.

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Heart conditions service at ESNEFT

In this department we deal with anything to do with your heart:

  • Chest pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Palpitations or faints

Some conditions we treat include:

  • heart attacks
  • angina
  • heart failure
  • heart valve disease
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol

You may be seen by one of our specialist nurses who run clinics for:

  • angina
  • atrial fibrillation
  • heart failure

They also offer help and rehabilitation to those that have had:

  • heart attacks
  • coronary stents
  • cardiac surgery

We are able to do some procedures in our catheterisation suites:

  • Fitting pacemakers.
  • DC cardioversion.
  • Coronary angiography (imaging of the coronary arteries).
  • Coronary stenting

We also travel to Papworth and the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre to treat local patients if you are being treated there.

We work very closely with the cardio-respiratory (heart and lungs) team.

For more information about heart conditions and treatments, see the NHS website (Opens in a new window).

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