Cardiac Centre, Morriston Hospital
About the unit
All types of adult cardiac surgery are performed including thoracoabdominal aortic surgery. The unit performs about 800 adult cardiac procedures a year, utilising 2 cardiac theatres, 8 ITU and 8 HDU beds. The surgical ward has 21 beds for cardiac patients and 5 beds for thoracic surgery.
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Rehabilitation and follow up
Follow up is generally 4-6 weeks to the appropriate surgeon with a discharge back to the GP or referring cardiologist if required. Cardiac rehabilitation is provided locally for catchment patients or if from an adjacent area the appropriate contact is made with the local hospital's rehab team to ensure continuity of care.
Cars are allowed to pull in front of the Cardiac Centre and there is a limited number of parking spaces in front of the building. Full parking facilities are available within 600 yards of the building.
Ward visiting is 11:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00 with a quiet time between 14:00 and 16:00. For intensive care open visiting all day for 24 hours.
Heol Maes Eglwys,
Tel: 01792 702 222
Trust Website: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/863/page/39263
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.
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
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.
Thoracic surgery units also undertake surgery for lung cancer, and other cancers within the chest such as thymoma or mesothelioma, collapsed lungs known as pneumothorax, major infections and to biopsy suspicious areas, among other surgery. The SCTS collects data on these other operations in the thoracic registry. Some data for this hospital from the 2016-17 audit year* is given below;
|Primary lung cancer resections all primary lung cancer resections||131|
|Total thoracic surgery excluding endoscopy all case (excluding endoscopy)||297|
|Did this hospital perform radical surgery for mesothelioma in 2015-16?||no|
|Did this hospital perform chest wall deformity (pectus) surgery in 2015-16?||no|