Description of Department/Service

Welcome to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU)/ High Dependency Unit (HDU). This unit has a total of nine beds. You will be expertly cared for by highly skilled specialist Nurses and Consultants.

During your stay, you may be visited by members of the multidisciplinary team, such as the dietician, social worker, cardiac rehabilitation nurses, physiotherapist and pharmacist.

As an emergency unit, we admit patients anytime, day or night. Whenever possible, we try to give patients notice of their transfer to a medical ward to accommodate an emergency admission. The average length of stay in the Unit is three to five days, upon which time patients are transferred to the general ward, where the same doctors provide treatment. Through necessity, the Unit admits both male and female patients.

Maintaining patient privacy and dignity while in CCU/HDU is very important to us. The Unit has a very friendly atmosphere and we will answer any questions you may have regarding your illness or stay with us. We aim to provide you with first class care to help with a speedy recovery.

The Team

Patients admitted into the CCU/HDU are cared for by our Cardiology/Critical Care Consultants they are:

  • Dr. David Moore, Clinical Lead, Cardiology      
  • Dr. David Mulcahy, Heart Efficiency
  • Dr. Bryan Loo
  • Dr. Jerry Fitzpatrick
  • Dr. Marie Donnelly

Each cardiology/ high dependency consultant within the hospital has their own area of knowledge and works closely with their team of doctors, consisting of Registrars, Senior House Officers and Interns.

There are two Clinical Nurse Managers in the unit, they are:

  • Ms. Siobhan Lacey, Clinical Nurse Manager II
  • Ms. Eva Daly , Clinical Nurse Manager I

Location

Coronary Care/ High Dependency Unit is located on the third floor of the main hospital.
From the main entrance take the stairs or lift to level three and follow the signs for CCU. CCU/HDU is a closed unit. You will need to call using the buzzer located on the right side to gain access, our staff are busy caring for patients so please be patient for the door to be opened.

Lights

Lights will be off between 1pm and 3pm to enable our patients to have a rest which is a very important part of their care. Night lights are aimed to be off by 11pm but as it is a critical care area this may not always be possible.