Heart surgery patient journey


Referral to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital


Most of our patients are referred for surgery by their cardilogist from their local hospital or from our team at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. If you think that you may require heart surgery, please discuss this with your doctor in the first instance. 


Who may be involved in my journey?


Throughout your journey at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, you may be seen by the following individuals. 


  • Cardiac (heart) surgeons
  • Cardilogists (heart specialists)
  • Anaeshetists 
  • Intensivists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses 
  • Physiotherapists
  • Pharmacists 

If you would like more information about the role any of these individuals will play in your treatment, please do not hesitate to ask. 

Surgeon appointment


When you are referred to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital you will be given an appointment to see a Cardiac surgeon at the Golden Jubilee.


At this consultation the surgeon may look at your medical history, tracings of your heart (ECG), X-rays and scans and examine you.  From this information the surgeon will discuss the appropriate treatment options with you.


If surgery is planned, the surgeon will discuss in detail the operation, explaining all the associated risks and complications and begin the process of informed consent.


You may also see an anaesthetist who will explain the anaesthetic and pain relief choices available to you.

If surgery is planned, you may stay for the Pre-operative Assessment Clinic or come back on another day for the pre-operative clinic at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

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