Coronary Care Unit
The Coronary Care Unit (CCU) looks after patients who need a higher level of care than normal after acute heart-related illnesses, such as a heart attack.
The Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - or Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) - at Barnsley Hospital cares for patients with:
- heart attacks,
- unstable angina
- cardiac dysrhythmia
- and various other cardiac conditions that require continuous monitoring and treatment
The team consists of Consultants and a Cardiology Medical Nursing Team who work closely with the Cardio-Respiratory Department (CRD)
The CRD performs a wide range of in-patient and out-patient investigations.
The CCU team works together as part of a multidisciplinary team to aid patient recovery.
Our aim is to provide a high quality service in a safe environment, where the needs of each patient are cared for in a professional and holistic manner by using all available specialist knowledge and skills.
The wellbeing of all our patients relies on appropriate and timely assessment, investigation, treatment and care.
We aim is to promote optimum health through good communication, teaching and provision of adequate information.