Chronic Heart Failure Service
The Trust’s Heart Failure service provides care and support to patients with chronic heart failure, aiming to improve symptoms and long term outcomes. The team consists of a cardiologist, geriatrician with a special interest in heart failure, a heart failure nurse and heart failure pharmacist.
The Chronic Heart Failure Service is part of the Care of the Elderly department.
The team care for patients in outpatient appointments as well as those who are inpatients at Sunderland Royal Hospita. The team work together and interface with other services within City Hospitals Sunderland and in Primary Care to improve accuracy of diagnosis, patients’ symptoms and functional improvements.
The Heart Failure Service is a multidisciplinary team based at Sunderland Royal Hospital. The service works across different directorates and provides advice and care to patients, carers and healthcare professionals on any ward within the hospital.
The team meets regularly in the Cardiology Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital and dedicated wards for the service are Wards B21 and B22 at Sunderland Royal Hospital.
The team runs outpatient clinics at Sunderland Royal Hospital and Monkwearmouth Hospital.
The team runs multidisciplinary meetings with primary and palliative care colleagues based at various centres throughout the city and at St Benedict’s Hospice, Ryhope.
The team also liaises with the Community Heart Failure Nursing Service, based in the Seaham/Murton area and Sunderland.
Ward B21 0191 5699721
Ward B22 0191 5699722
You may be referred to this service by your GP, or your practice nurse. Your GP can use a system called Choose and Book, or the Open Access Echocardiogram Service.
If you are a patient in hospital your hospital team can ask for input from the Heart Failure Service.