Cardiac surgery nurses


Our operations matron is Kate Dawson.

Nursing team

Nurse case managers

Our nurse case managers can advise, educate and support you and your relatives from pre-assessment through to returning home, and constantly work to improve your experience. They are responsible for managing the cardiac surgery waiting lists, and ensure that theatre and critical care resources are put to their best use whilst meeting government waiting time targets. They help to coordinate the transfer of patients requiring urgent treatment from other hospitals, run multi-disciplinary team meetings and collect data.

  • Matthew Anthony, nurse case manager to Mr Kaarne, Mr Viola, Mr Lavrsen and Mr Velissaris
  • Christina Bannister, nurse case manager to Mr Ohri
  • Emma Hope, nurse case manager to Mr Tsang and Mr Miskolczi
  • Sheryl Delafuente, nurse case manager to Mr Barlow

TAVI specialist nurses

  • Natalie Dawson, TAVI specialist nurse
  • Dan McGrath, TAVI specialist nurse. Dan also runs the pre-operative anaemia service.

Nurse practitioners

Jenneh Phipps and Jing Yang are our nurse practitioners.

Advanced nurse practitioners

Our advanced nurse practitioners are a team of experienced nurses, providing a comprehensive seven day service alongside our surgeons. They are ward based and a key part of the surgical and ward teams.

Advanced nurse practitioners ensure that all patients admitted for cardiac surgery have the correct pre-operative workup. They also make sure investigations after your operation are requested, performed and reviewed on time. They are available to support you and your and family during your stay.

Surgical care practitioners

These are experienced nurses and operating department practitioners that work in our surgical teams in theatre and on the wards.

Transfer coordinators

Our transfer coordinators make sure you are in the right place at the right time, helping to organise further operations, admissions and regional transfers. They also act as discharge co-ordinators, managing safe and effective discharges from hospital. This may include return to your local hospital or referral to the hospital discharge bureau for a package of care or local rehabilitation.