From 1st July, our Urgent Cardiac Care service is operating as normal: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This dedicated service is available to walk-in patients, with or without GP referrals, who have urgent cardiac symptoms such as:
- chest pain
Call 1800 247 999 to speak with a Cardiac Specialist Nurse if you experience any of these symptoms.
A Cardiology Nurse Specialist will take your call and will discuss your symptoms with you and put an action plan in place. If necessary, you will be asked to come immediately into us where we will be ready to look after you.
Depending on the nature of your symptoms, you will be advised to do one of the following
- Come directly to the Mater Private Heart and Vascular Centre
- Go directly to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department
- Present in the department for a dedicated appointment
The decision will be in your best interests to ensure you receive the most appropriate and timely care.
Rapid Access to Care
On arrival you will immediately be entered into a system of care which ensures rapid access to assessment, diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
You will have an initial assessment which may include the following:
- Review / History / Assessment
- Blood tests
Depending on the outcome of your assessment and tests we will discuss the next steps with you.
Should you need to be admitted for either routine tests and investigations or for a more involved treatment, our state-of-the-art cath labs are open 24/7.
We also have the back-up of access to a full surgical team and facilities.
Whatever your symptoms, from the moment you enter the Heart and Vascular Centre, you will be treated with the utmost courtesy, compassion and competence by a team of specialists whose total focus is cardiac patient care.
Follow Up Care
A Cardiologist and your Nurse Specialist will advise you on any further appointments or tests that you may need, once your care and treatment is completed.
You will be given follow-up advise for when you leave the department and advised to call us if you have any further problems.
Your review appointments will be scheduled as necessary.
Our expert cardiology team are ready all day every day, when you need us.