Cardiac surgery nurses
Louisa Green, lead matron
Our matrons are committed to ensuring high standards of nursing care. They work hard to continuously improve care for patients in our unit, and work closely with managers and clinicians to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the department.
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 and Mr Lavrsen
- Christina Bannister, nurse case manager to Mr Livesey
- Trudy Elliott, currently on secondment
- Natalie Gordon, nurse case manager to Mr Ohri and Mr Miskolczi, and TAVI nurse case manager
- Emma Hope, nurse case manager to Mr Tsang
- Gillian Potter, nurse case manager to Mr Barlow and Mr Velissaris.
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.
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.