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Cardiac and medical day stay unit

Cardiac and medical day stay

Ward details

Cardiac and medical day stay is a nine-bedded day unit.  The majority of patients admitted to the ward are undergoing day case cardiology investigations, such as

  • coronary angiography
  • insertion of permanent pacemakers
  • DC cardioversion
  • transoesophageal echocardiography
  • stress echocardiography

The unit also undertakes some medical day cases, such as pleural biopsies and care of patients following liver biopsy and lumbar puncture, and ad hoc cases for recovery following medical procedures. We also run a weekly pleural aspiration service. 

We provide pre-assessment clinics for coronary angiography and permanent pacemaker. We house and work alongside the acute cardiac and arrhythmia specialist nurses. This incorporates inpatient and outpatient services for heart failure and atrial fibrillation.


Sister Katie Schirn

Ward telephone number

01702 385525

Contact email address


Ground floor, Carlingford wing


Cardiology and medical

Business unit


Visiting and other instructions

Visiting is by arrangement with ward staff and limited to one visitor per patient.

As a patient on this ward, you may be under the care of one or more of these consultants

Dr John R Davies

Dr Azhar Khokhar

Dr Paul Kelly

Dr Sajjad Mazhar

Dr Thuraia Nageh

Dr Masood Ali

Dr Sohali Ansari

Dr K Ganes Lingam

Dr Duncan Powrie 

Specialist teams  who care for patients on this ward

Acute cardiac nurses

Cardiac rehabilitation nurses

Cardiology specialist services

Atrial fibrillation specialists

Postal address

Cardiac and medical day stay unit
Southend Hospital
Prittlewell Chase
Westcliff on Sea