Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Manchester Heart Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
About the unit
Manchester Heart Centre specialises in Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery. We carry out a wide range of open heart and other surgical procedures. Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit has 13 Critical Care beds primarily for the care of patients following heart surgery.
Ward 3 and 4 comprises of 56 beds, for both Cardiac and Cardiac Surgery patients.
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Rehabilitation and follow up
Cardiac Rehabilitation starts 6 weeks following Heart Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary or the local community. Whilst in hospital patients are asked which hospital it is convenient for them to attend. The appropriate contact is made with the chosen hospitals rehab team to ensure continuity of care. The Cardio-Thoracic Liaison Team follow the patient’s progress pre to post op. Their help line is available 6 days a week, for more information see the website.
Cars are allowed to pull close to the main entrance doors for a drop off prior to being parked in the adjacent multi-storey car park. There are lifts in the car park and ramps from the car parks. There are facilities for disabled parking and the main doors to the hospital are electronically operated. The unit can be located on the first floor of the Purple Zone, Phase 2 Building. From the main entrance on Grafton Street, take the lift or stairs to the first floor. Walk down the main corridor and look for Ward 3 / CSHDU on the right and CSITU is opposite on the left.
Ward 3 and 4 visiting hours are 3pm – 5pm and 6pm – 8pm.
Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit visiting hours of 3pm – 7pm.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Manchester Heart Centre,
Manchester Royal Infirmary,
Tel: 0161 276 1234
Risk adjusted in-hospital survival rate
This graph shows the “in hospital” survival rate of patients who are operated on by the individual surgeon/unit you have selected. “In hospital” means time the patient is in the hospital where they have had their operation. It does not include any time that patients may have spent in other hospitals, either before or after their heart operation.
The data has been through a complex methodology, including the variations in patient risk factors in order to give you a comparative base from which to work from. This means that the survival rates take into account the type and risk of patients being operated on for each surgeon/unit. This is known as risk adjusted survival.
The vertical axis shows the GMC number of the surgeon or the Hospital identifier. In brackets is the total number of patients operated on by the surgeon/unit and the percentage of patients for whom the survival is known. The horizontal axis is the percentage survival. The dashed vertical line shows the risk adjusted survival rate for the UK as a whole. The solid black horizontal line represents the surgeon/unit. What is important here is that the horizontal line crosses the vertical dashed line. If this occurs, it means that the surgeon/unit are within the expected outcomes given the case-mix and risk factors of the patients they operate on.
The icons that sit on the horizontal line should give you more information about your surgeon/team.
The open square is the survival rate with no risk adjustments:
The X is the predicted survival with adjustments
The solid dot is the survival probability after the methodology has been applied.
- If the solid dot is red it means survival is worse than expected
- If the solid dot is black it means that it is within limits
- If the solid dot is green it means that there is significantly higher survival than expected
There is a lot of information on these plots, but the takeaway message is that if the solid black line crosses the dashed vertical line then the survival rate for the surgeon/unit is within expectations and that there is no reason for any concern.
A more detailed explanation about these graphs and methodology can be found here: Graph Explanations