Chest Pain Service

Contact Names/Number/Email Address

Phone01 – 414 2749
ContactShirley Ingram
Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner Cardiology
ContactNiamh Kelly
Advanced Nurse Practitioner (candidate) Cardiology
ContactFiona Cagney
Clinical Nurse Specialist Cardiology
ContactLinda Baxter
CNM Cardiology

Description of Department/Service

The Chest Pain Service is a Nurse led service established to assess, diagnose, and plan appropriate care for patients who present with chest pain and possible symptoms of coronary heart disease.  The specialist nurse will expertly assess and risk stratify patients with chest pain presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) and Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU), to enable those with suspected heart disease to be identified and treated, whilst those without, may be safely discharged.

 There are two elements to the chest pain service:

  1. Chest pain service in ED and AMAU
  2. Chest pain Outpatient Clinic

The service was established in December 2011 and has had a positive impact on patient experience times, admission avoidance and the early diagnoses of coronary heart disease. 

Accessing the service is via the Emergency Department or Acute Medical Assessment Unit, not currently available for direct GP referral. 

Useful links

See Heart attack, cath lab, heart foundation…

General Advice

If you are currently experiencing chest pain it would be advisable to attend your GP or Emergency Department for evaluation. 

In the Emergency Department you will be assessed by a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner. A history will be taken and an ECG and blood tests will be performed.  Following this, a treatment plan will be made for you.