Rotherwick Foundation Cardiac Unit
The Rotherwick Foundation Cardiac Unit provides high quality care for patients undergoing various cardiac investigations and treatment, in a professional but relaxed and friendly environment. The nurses, doctors, radiographers and cardiac physiologists are a highly trained and experienced team who care for patients undergoing cardiac angiography, cardiac angioplasty, permanent pacemaker insertion and other cardiac tests on a day case basis. The unit is located adjacent to the Coronary Care Unit on the first floor of the Sherborne Building.
We are also able to provide invasive pressure monitoring and laser therapy for certain types of lesions in coronary arteries. The service also includes primary angioplasty as an emergency treatment for heart attack during the hours the lab is open.
The department has close links with Mr De Souza, cardiac surgeon from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, so that patients who are referred for surgery receive a comprehensive service with regular clinics at Basingstoke and a local cardiac rehabilitation programme.
As part of the cardiology department, the team are committed to continued professional development to enhance and improve our skills, always putting the patients and their relatives at the centre of our service.
Over the next few years our challenge is to expand our service to continue to meet the heart health needs of our local population.
The key focus of the Modern Matron role is to ensure all our patients receive quality care. Our Matron is passionate about the importance of high standards of care and ensuring that dignity and respect are at the core of all we do. This is particularly important in adult medicine where patients can be acutely unwell on admission. Feedback from patients and relatives is essential for us to be able to measure the care we provide. Whether this is positive feedback or the result of a concern or complaint, Matron welcomes all comments from patients, relatives and carers about their experiences in adult medicine.