Interventional Radiology and Cardiac Angiography unit (IRCA)

 

Interventional Radiology and Cardiac Angiography unit (IRCA)

The big builds programme is investing £7million into a new Interventional Radiology and Cardiac Angiography unit at Colchester Hospital. The unit will bring together two departments into a state-of-the-art specialist centre.

Patients will benefit from quicker diagnosis and care in a specialist centre.

Procedures will usually involve the insertion of a needle, cannula, catheter or wire into a patient for diagnosis and/or treatment. These minimally invasive techniques reduce the level of risk to the patient, meaning they spend less time in hospital and can recover quickly.

The new unit will also be used for state of the art MRI conditional pacemaker implants, injectable loop recorder implants, cardioversions and TOE (trans oesophageal echocardiography) procedures.

The IRCA unit will be in a more central location of the hospital between the main building and Constable Wing for ease of access for patients and clinicians.

The centre will open in 2021.

Illustration of the new IRCA at Colchester Hospital

Design for the IRCA

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