Cardiovascular (heart disease) services: move to Barts Heart Centre completed May 2015 

Introduction

UCLH, the NHS trust responsible for the Heart Hospital, has worked with Barts Health NHS Trust to create a brand new centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The centre is called Barts Heart Centre. It has the very latest equipment and facilities for treating cardiovascular conditions and heart attacks.

Click here to watch a short video about the Barts Heart Centre.

Click the map to plan your journey

Why did services move?

The dedicated centre at Barts Heart Centre concentrates specialist services in larger numbers which improves outcomes and reduces complications – this can save even more lives a year by providing patients with world-class care at every stage - from prevention and diagnosis, through to treatment and rehabilitation.

The current high quality services at UCLH and Barts needed to come together to achieve this goal. Seeing more patients with the same condition will allow our expert dedicated teams to develop and improve their skills, which will save even more lives – especially where treatments and techniques change quickly.

What does this mean for my care?

From 6 May 2015, the team that cares for you and your relevant medical records transferred to the new Barts Heart Centre. This means that there will be no change to your care – only the location of your care will change.

We will contact you in advance to inform you where your next appointment will be, giving you plenty of time so that you know exactly where to go. This will include the address, location, transport links, a map of the new Barts Heart Centre at St Bartholomew’s hospital and contact information..

What if I already have appointments booked in 2015?

You will keep your appointment but we will let you know well in advance if we need to change the time, date or appointment location (i.e. from the Heart Hospital to the new Barts Heart Centre).

If I have to travel further than I do at the moment to get to St Bartholomew’s, can I get help with travel?

If you are already eligible for help with transport or transport costs, this will continue. A separate leaflet on transport to the Barts Heart Centre will be available closer to the time.

Have telephone contact details change?

Please visit the Barts Heart Centre website for contact details.

Are all services moving?

No, all of the outpatient cardiology clinics currently provided at University College Hospital will remain as before. Thoracic surgery will remain at the Heart Hospital site. A separate leaflet about thoracic surgery is available.

Where can I find out more information?

Visit the UCLH website www.uclh.nhs.uk or the Barts Health website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk

Who do I contact if I have concerns about the transfer of my care?

If you have concerns about the transfer of your care, speak to a member of the team who is caring for you or contact us on the details below.

Contact details

For UCLH appointments please call the Cardiology Pathway Supervisor on 020 3447 7584.

For Barts Heart Centre:

For Barts Heart Centre outpatients: 0203 765 8000

Barts Heart Centre switchboard: 020 7377 7000.

 

 Do you have a question about the move?

Cardiac services have now moved to the Barts Heart Centre. UCLH continues to provide cardiology services for local patients.

Contact details

For UCLH appointments please call the Cardiology Pathway Supervisor on 020 3447 7584.

For Barts Heart Centre outpatients: Telephone: 0203 765 8000

Barts Heart Centre switchboard: 020 7377 7000.