Cardiac Specialist Nurse Team (NHS Western Isles)

The Cardiac Specialist Nurse Team provides the following services:
  • Heart Failure Service: Care and management of people living with Heart Failure with reduced ejection fraction.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Following a cardiac event such as ‘heart attack’ or cardiac surgery, or for those identified as being at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
  • Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) Service: This service identifies and treats people who have FH – a genetic cause of high levels of cholesterol, and carries out ‘cascade testing’ of the family members of people affected by FH.
  • Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic: A ‘one-stop’ diagnostic clinic to diagnose and treat Stable Angina.

Services Offered

  • Heart Disease
  • Recovery & Rehabilitation
Referral Method:
  • Heart Failure Service - Referral by GP, Consultant, or other healthcare professional following diagnosis of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Service - Referral by any healthcare professional following diagnosis of Heart Attack, Angina, Heart Failure or following Cardiac Surgery i.e. bypass surgery or valve surgery, following implantation of a Cardiac Defibrillator, diagnosis of FH, or identified by healthcare professional as being at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease using a screening tool.
  • Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Service - Referral by healthcare professional for assessment for genetic testing, or process of ‘cascading’ relatives of people known to have FH.
  • Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic - Referral by GP or Consultant.
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disabled parking
guide dogs welcome
wheelchair access
assistance dog welcome
ground floor level

Opening times

Normal opening times

09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00

Contact details

Lewis & Harris
01851 763 328
Uists & Barra
01870 602 266
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c/o Ambulatory Care Unit
Western Isles Hospital
MacAulay Road

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Last Updated: 06/02/2024

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