Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Victoria Hospital NHS Trust

About the unit

The Cardiac Division provides Tertiary Cardiac Services based at Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust and serves a population of 1.6 million for Lancashire & South Cumbria.

Services provided

Adult Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Rehabilitation and follow up

Follow up is generally 6 weeks to the appropriate surgeon with a discharge back to the GP or cardiologist. Cardiac rehabilitation is provided locally for Blackpool patients, or if from an adjacent area, appropriate contact is made with the local hospital's rehab team to ensure continuity of care – this extends into Lancaster, Cumbria, Preston, Chorley, Blackburn, & Burnley.


The new build complies with all aspects of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Visiting hours

Ward visiting is 8.00-13.00 and 14.30-20.00 with a quiet time between 13.00 and 14.30. Open visiting for intensive care.


Lancashire Cardiac Centre,
Victoria Hospital NHS Trust,
Whinney Heys Road,

Tel: 01253 300000

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Cardiac Outcomes

Thoracic Outcomes

The Lung Cancer Clinical Outcomes Publication or LCCOP 2017 (2015 data).

LCCOP is a compulsory audit of surgery for lung cancer in NHS hospitals in England. It does not cover SCTS units in the devolved nations or Ireland.

The outcomes of patients undergoing surgery to remove a lung cancer in this Trust in 2015 can be downloaded in PDF form here.

Four outcomes are reported. These are the percentage of patients alive at 30, 90 days and one year after surgery, and the median length of stay before and after a lung cancer operation in this Trust. Survival data are adjusted to take into account some of the characteristics for the patient population being treated.

Beside these numbers are the combined figures for all Trusts in England that undertake lung cancer surgery within the NHS. We have also shown the resection rates for the Trusts who usually referred all or some of their patients to this surgical centre. The resection rate is the number of patients having lung cancer surgery, divided by the total number of lung cancer patients diagnosed by that hospital that year.

Surgeons operating in this hospital

Number of lung cancer operations
Zacharias Joseph21
Purohit Manoj83
Duncan Andrew36
Bittar Mohamad36
(this table shows the names of the surgeons who performed lung cancer surgery in this hospital in 2015, and the number of operations they performed that year)

Other thoracic surgery undertaken by this team

Thoracic surgery units also undertake surgery for 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 for the 2015-16 audit year* is given below;

Data from the 2015-16 SCTS thoracic registry

Cases Performed
Total thoracic surgery excluding endoscopy all case (excluding endoscopy) 556
Did this hospital perform radical surgery for mesothelioma in 2015-16? no
Did this hospital perform chest wall deformity (pectus) surgery in 2015-16? yes

*note that the thoracic registry reports in financial years (1st April-31st March), while the LCCOP audit reports in calendar year.

Consultant Cardiac Surgeons 2013 - 2016: 9

Consultant Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgeons: 0

Consultant Thoracic Surgeons 2014: 5