Dedicated heart ward for hospital

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A DEDICATED heart ward is to be set up at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital from next month on Ward 8b in a move to improve patient care.

The ward will allow for the most efficient use of consultant’s time as they will be able to see all the cardiology patients who do not require the Coronary Care Unit on the same ward. This means cardiology patients will not be spread across two or more wards.

And coupled with the recent recruitment of two consultant cardiologists who start work in June there will be now be four full-time consultant cardiologists to care for inpatients at Pilgrim.

Currently, cardiology patients share a ward with respiratory (7B), and haematology/oncology patients (7A).

The move fits in with wider changes taking place at the hospital to ensure patients are on dedicated speciality wards which enable them to be seen in the most efficient way possible.