Ward Information

The cardiothoracic bed base is split between Wards 26 and 27. There are 14 higher observation beds between the 2 wards. You will be cared for on either Ward 26 or 27. The higher observation beds and ward bays are single sex.

Cardiac Patients

Following your operation you will be transferred to the post anaesthesia unit located on the intensive care unit (CICU1) immediately following your operation. You will be woken up on the unit and the breathing tube removed as soon as we are able. You will remain on the recovery unit overnight attached a cardiac monitor and will also have drains and lines in. You will either be transferred to a bed in the intensive care unit if you need to stay on the unit, or to a higher observation bed on Ward 26 or 27.

Thoracic Patients

Following your operation you will be transferred to the theatre recovery unit. Here you will wake up and be cared for until you are ready to return to the ward. In the majority of cases, you will be transferred to the higher observation area of Ward 26 or 27.

Department Phone Number Visiting Hours
CICU1 CHH
Intensive Care Unit
01482 461511 2.00pm - 10.00pm
CICU2 CHH
Intensive Care Unit
01482 622670 2.00pm - 10.00pm
Ward 26 CHH
Cardiology
01482 461613 1.00pm - 7.00pm
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Ward 27 CHH
Cardiothoracic
01482 461621 10.00am - 8.00pm
Avoid visiting during mealtimes

When higher observation level care is no longer required you will be transferred to a bed on the main ward of Ward 26 or 27. Sometimes you will be asked to move beds to accommodate the single sex accommodation rules or if a patient requires isolation for infection.