D5 (male)

Patients are admitted to Acute Cardiac Services (ACS) on D5 when they are unstable and require cardiac monitoring. This is usually following episodes of chest pain, suspected heart attack or problems associated with the heart, such as heart failure or arrhythmias.

Other patient groups include heart failure, cardiogenic shock where the heart is unable to pump enough blood around the body, and pulmonary oedema which occurs from an accumulation of fluid in the lungs.

ACS is a mixed-sex ward separated in 2 sections for male and female; however due to the nature of the specialty, occasionally patients are mixed depending on demand.

Visiting hours are 11.00 – 12.00 and 18.00 – 20.00.

The ACS team consists of 6 consultant cardiologists and their teams, registered nurses with the appropriate training, health-care nurses, clinical nurse specialists for heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and ward officers. Marie Gilbert is the Nurse Manager.

ACS is located in Ward D5 which is midway along the main corridor on the ground floor of City Hospital.

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Patients will need to bring with them a list of any current medication they are on and, if possible, the actual tablets. Due to the length of stay on the ward, patients will need to bring night wear/clothes, dressing gown and slippers. A towel, tooth-brush, tooth-paste, clean underwear, hair brush/comb, shower gel/soap, shampoo and shaver will also be required for overnight patients.

Please do not bring any valuable objects or large amounts of money.

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