Cardiothoracic Outpatient clinics
Cardiothoracic consultants have a clinic in the Lancashire Cardiac Centre either weekly (if they do clinics at hospitals outside of Blackpool which require a cardiothoracic clinic) or twice weekly. They see all new referrals for cardiac surgery or thoracic surgery and also see patients as follow up after their surgery.
Cardiothoracic Preadmission Clinic
Pre admission clinics open each day Monday – Friday 8 until 4pm. Open to all patients who are due for cardiac or thoracic surgery. Patients are seen by nursing staff and all pre operative checks are completed including blood tests, chest x-ray, ECG, MRSA screen and the paperwork that goes with them. This is to ensure no patients are cancelled at short notice before their operations. Advice and information is also given about smoking cessation and lifestyle advice as well as reassurance about their surgery.