Coronary Care Unit
Dr I Cooper
Direct Line 01234 792212 Ext: 2212
Contact for queries
Jane Dove – Warden Manager
Description of the Ward:
Coronary Care Unit is situated on the second floor of the main ward block, behind Godber Ward at Bedford Hospital. The Coronary Care Unit has sixteen beds, and cares mainly for acute cardiac patients.
The Cardiology Unit is for both male and female patients with cardiac complaints, post Myocardial infarction, pacemaker implantation and post PCI.
Routine of what happens on the ward:
When you arrive on the ward, you will be greeted by a member of the nursing staff. If required you will be given oxygen therapy and pain relief.
Patients are under the care of one of the four consultant cardiologists during their stay and ward rounds are carried out every morning at 8.30am. Staff on the ward include six cardiac nurse practitioners and a cardiac outreach nurse.
The ward liaises closely with a team of cardiac support nurses who offer health education to those with MI and a cardiac rehabilitation programme.
The ward also enjoys close links with Papworth Hospital NHS Trust who carry out coronary angiography, emergency angioplasty and cardiac surgery.
Patients will be referred to our own cardiac catheteristion suite for pacemaker insertions, DC cardioversions, percutaneous coronary interventionand diagnostic angiography. The ward also has the facility to insert emergency temporary pacing wires and perform pericardiocentsis.
2.30pm – 8pm.
If you would like to assist with the care of your relative outside of normal visiting hours, please speak to the nurse in charge.
Where to Find Us
The Coronary Care Unit can be found on the second floor of the ward block and is serviced by the Main Reception located on Kempston Road.
Please see it on the map below with the reference number 21.
Bedford Hospital Map
Protected Meal times:
12.30pm – 1.15pm.
5.30pm – 6.15pm.
Number of beds:
16 beds of which 8 are female and 8 are male (4 being side rooms)
1 Shower room
1 female toilet
1 male toilet
2 side rooms with ensuite
1 pacing room
1 washing room for females
1 washing room for males
Privacy and Dignity:
Please be aware that, for health and safety reasons, flowers and plants are not permitted on the ward, and only two visitors are permitted per bed.
Valuables and Property:
Please note the Trust cannot be held liable for your valuables and property during your hospital stay. Please do not bring jewellery, valuables or large sums of money into hospital, as we cannot be held responsible for their safety. You will only need a small amount of money for such things as newspapers and soft drinks. A cash machine, should you need it, is available in the hospital’s Kempston Road reception area.
Please note that space is very limited on the wards and thieves do target public places such as hospitals.
Privacy and Dignity
For more information about how the hospital is working to eliminate mixed sex sleeping, toilet and washing facilities, please visit the privacy and dignity pages of the website.