Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS FT


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.

Services provided

Adult Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic 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.

Visiting hours

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,
Oxford Road,
M13 9WL

Tel: 0161 276 1234

Trust Website: http://www.cmft.nhs.uk/royal-infirmary.aspx

Cardiac Outcomes

Number and type of operations performed

This graph shows the number and percentage of each type of heart surgery done by this consultant surgeon. The number of operations is shown in the line going up the left hand side. The percentage (%) underneath each coloured bar shows how much of this consultant's heart surgery is made up each procedure type.

The 'key' underneath the graph shows what procedure(s) each coloured bar shows. The abbreviations used are explained below:

  • Isolated: This procedure has been carried out on its own. No other procedures were done during the same operation.
  • CABG: Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • AVR: Aortic valve replacement
  • MV: Mitral valve procedure

You can find out more about these procedures in the 'About cardiothoracic surgery' section. If you or someone you know if having heart surgery, it may be helpful to know whether the consultant does lots of that procedure. If you have questions or concerns about the number of procedures being done at your hospital, you should speak to your heart surgeon.

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In-hospital survival rate (risk adjusted)

This graph shows the percentage of patients who survived their operation and left hospital alive. This is the 'In-hospital survival rate'. Some patients are more unwell than others and some need more complex operations. Hence, hospitals and consultants perform a range of cardiac operations and the type of patients they operate on can differ. So that we can make fair comparisons between them, the survival rates have been 'risk adjusted' to take into account the illness of the patient and the complexity of the operation. The dot on the graph shows the risk-adjusted survival for the unit/surgeon you have selected and the number of operations performed over the last 3 year period. The blue line indicates the predicted survival and the red dotted lines the range of results expected, worked out by complex statistics.

For more information on understanding mortality rates, look at the Understanding the graphs page

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Average patient risk profile

Some risk factors like age, gender, and other medical problems can affect the outcome of heart surgery.

Each of the graphs below shows what percentage of this consultant's patients have each risk factor (light blue bar on the left) next to the average for the whole of the UK (dark blue bar on the right). This can tell you whether the consultant operates on high risk patients in general, and whether they specialise in doing particular types of complicated surgery, like operations on the thoracic aorta.

You can find out more about the risk factors in the 'About cardiothoracic surgery' section.

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Consultant Cardiac Surgeons 2014 - 2017: 7

Consultant Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgeons: 1

Consultant Thoracic Surgeons 2014: 2