Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is a major provider of community and hospital services in South Central England, providing care to over half a million patients from Buckinghamshire and neighbouring counties every year. Acute hospital services are provided at Wycombe, Stoke Mandeville and Amersham.
Wycombe Hospital has 250 beds, is situated in the centre of the historic town of High Wycombe, and offers wide range of surgical services, as well as 24 hour emergency medical care (including minor injuries) and specialist medical care, including stroke and heart conditions. It has an accident and emergency department, intensive care unit and coronary care unit. There are also obstetric, gynaecological, paediatric and orthopaedic directorates and a renal unit. Radiological services include MRI, CT and isotope scanning. There is a large day care surgical unit and facilities for outpatient care for all specialties.
All acute cardiology within the trust is delivered at the Wycombe site, with a dedicated coronary care unit and cardiology ward. A cardiac catheterisation lab opened in 2003, and now all diagnostic procedures, pacing & the majority of angioplasties are undertaken on-site. Primary angioplasty is provided Mon-Fri during office-hours. There is a very well-developed echo service using cutting-edge teaching technology.
4 cardiologists provide GIM, general cardiology, & sub-specialty cardiology:
- Dr Piers Clifford (coronary intervention)
- Dr Soroosh Firoozan (echo & pacing)
- Dr Andrew Money-Kyrle (coronary intervention)
- Dr Punit Ramrakha (coronary intervention)