Coronary Care Unit (CCU)

Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cardiology

Visiting is at any time but should be limited to family and important friends only.

Young children should only visit after discussion with the Nursing Staff.

To contact this ward


Tel: 01603 286364

Fax: 01603 286375


CCU has eight single rooms for patients with Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Heart Failure and other cardiac problems. Patients may be admitted straight from home, other hospitals or via other departments in the hospital. They will usually only stay for a short while before being moved to Kilverstone Ward or the Cardiology Elective Bay.  Patients from other hospitals areas who have had primary angioplasty following heart attack may be transferred back to their local hospital after 24 hours.

The Angiography department is next door to the CCU.

Visit NHS Choices  for more information about heart attacks and heart failure.

Special instructions

Patients on CCU are usually in need of rest and quiet so we ask that visiting is limited to close family and important friends only.

How to find the unit

The ward is located on Level 3 in the East Block.
Please use the Inpatients East & Centre entrance/s and follow the signs to Coronary Care Unit.
If you are coming by car and need to park, the closest car park/s are K, L, M.

If the car park is full, further spaces may be available in the new 310-space public car park opposite A&E. Please note this car park is operated independently to the hospital car parks. For further information click here.

For a map showing the location of the car parks at the NNUH, please click here