Specialist ACHD Hospitals by Level

These hospitals offer heart and cardiac services within centres across the UK. Should you wish to update or add your specialist centre or hospital, please get in touch with us.

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Barts Heart Centre (prev at The Heart Hospital) – Level 1

St. Bartholomews Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE

Tel: 0207 377 7000

ACHD Nurse Specialist Helpline: 0203 765 8608 (Monday–Friday 09:00–17:00). Please leave a message and you will be called back within 24 hours (during office hours).

Patient helpline – 02037658608

Mobile contact (for urgent referrals and/or admitted patients) – 07776181469

ACHD Nurse Specialists: Anna Dinsdale; Sandra Ladkin; Carolina Heath; Ornella Pih; Rebecca Mercaldi; Charlotte Webber; Eithne Morris; Daniel Lemon; Sarah Wilkinson

Email:bartshealth.guchclinicalnursespecialists@nhs.net  eFax: bhnt.guchfax@nhs.net 

ACHD Nurse Specialist Tel:  Out of hours emergency only (Monday–Friday after 17:00 and weekends). Contact Barts switchboard – 0207 377 7000 Ask for General Cardiology SPR on-call – detail the problem, provide callback contact information and give your NHS number. A Cardiology SPR will contact the GUCH consultant on-call.

ACHD Cardiologists: Dr Fiona Walker 0203 765 8754

Dr Carla Canniffe/Dr Vivienne Ezzat/Dr Amit Bhan 0203 765 8755

Dr Vicky Kelly/Dr Fran Lassman/Registrars bhnt.guchfax@nhs.net

Dr Seamus Cullen/Dr Kate von Klemperer 0203 765 8899

Dr Bejal Pandya 0203 765 8765Diagnostic Testing (Echocardiograms, Exercise Tests, Holter Monitors)

Follow-up appointments 0203 765 8761

Clinic reception: 0203 465 7143

MDT Co-ordinator:/Prof Victor Tsang/Mr Ben Davies 0203 765 8661

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Bristol: Bristol Heart Institute – Level 1

Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, BS2 8HW

Tel: 0117 923 0000

Consultants: Dr R Bedair (Clinical Lead); Dr S Curtis; Dr M Turner; Dr Joanna Luszczak; Dr G Stuart (semi-retired)

Surgeons: Mr A Parry; Mr S Stoica; Mr M Caputo

Psychology: Dr Michelle O’Keefe

Team secretary: 0117 342 6571 / 6557 / 6550

ACHD Specialist Nurses Advice Line: 0117 342 6599

Specialist Nurses: 

Caryl Evans – Caryl.Evans@UHBristol.nhs.uk
Marta Cunha – Marta.Cunha@UHBristol.nhs.uk
Lisa Winfield – Lisa-Marie.Winfield@UHBristol.nhs.uk
Hannah Williams – Hannah.Williams3@UHBristol.nhs.uk

Specialist Nurses shared email: BHIACHDnurses@uhbw.nhs.uk

Lead Nurse for Congenital Heart Disease: Sheena Vernon  Sheena.Vernon@UHBristol.nhs.uk Tel: 0117 342 8871

Cardiology Outpatient Appointments: 0117 342 6502

Cardiology Waiting List: 0117 342 6557

Cardiac Surgery Waiting List: 0117 342 6558 / 6559
View Bristol Heart Institute website
View Congenital Heart Disease Network South Wales and South West website

East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre Leicester – Level 1

Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 9QP

ACHD Nursing Team Tel: 0116 250 2887

ACHD Nurse Specialists: Chris Thornborough, Karen Duncan, Emma Sparks

Lead Nurse for network: Eileen Peasgood

Secretary: 01162502530

Consultant Cardiologists ACHD: Dr Aidan Bolger (Head of Service)

Paediatric Congenital Heart Team Tel:0116 258 3338

Children’s Congenital Heart Physiotherapy Specialist: Gemma Peabody

Outreach clinics: Nottingham, Derby, Boston, Lincoln, Kettering, Mansfield, Peterborough

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Freeman Hospital Newcastle – Level 1

Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE7 7DN website: https://nenc-chdnetwork.nhs.uk 

Contact Details

ACHD Nurses: (Monday–Friday, 8am–4pm) Tel: 0191 244 8139,  0191 2448990, 0191 213 9239

ACHD Nurse Specialists Team Email: nuth.achdnurses@nhs.net

Please leave a message on the answer machine and you will be called back within 24 hours (during office hours)

Urgent contact for Healthcare Professionals and /or admitted patients

ACHD Consultant on call via switchboard: 0191 233 6161

Out of Hours Emergency only (After 5pm and Weekends)

ACHD Consultant on call via switchboard: 0191 233 6161

ACHD Nurse Specialists:  Lorna Carruthers, Deb McParlin, Samantha Mclaren, Kathryn Lydall

Network Lead nurse: Kaye Walsh

Answer machine with voicemail in operation 24/7: 0191 213 7425

ACHD Consultant Cardiologists: Dr Katrijn Jansen; Dr Louise Coats; Dr John O’Sullivan; Dr David Crossland; Dr Neil Seller; Dr Tony Hermuzi, Dr Justyna Rybicka

Congenital Cardia Surgeons: Mr Fabrizio De Rita, Mr Mohamed Nassar, Mr Asif Hasan

Consultants available via hospital switchboard: 0191 233 6161

Glasgow: Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service – Level 1

Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Agamemnon Street, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire G81 4DY

Tel: 0141 951 5000

Email: saccs@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk

Glasgow ACHD senior nurse specialists: Maggie Simpson; Sandra Jansz; Gemma Brown; Elaine Muirhead; Jim Mearns

Clinical Nurse Specialists Tel: 07795 953 070

Mobile:  07795953070

Email: saccsnurse@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk

Consultant Cardiologists: Dr Niki Walker; Dr Ines Uribe-Morales

Consultant Cardiac Surgeons: Mr Kenneth MacArthur; Mr Mark Danton; Mr Andrew McLean; Mr Ed Peng

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital – Level 1

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH

ACHD CNS Advice Line: 020 7188 9712

Available from Monday to Friday, 08.30 to 17:30. Messages checked at 09.00, 13.00, 17.00 (in the absence of administrator/CNS). Urgent calls returned the same day; non-urgent calls returned within 48 hours.

For out of hours emergency, patients are advised to call 999 or go to their local A&E.

ACHD Nurse Specialists: Nathalie Picaut (Lead ACHD CNS & ACHD Network lead nurse)  Alex Corless (Pulmonary Hypertension), Rachel Witts, Pauline Velasco, Joana Barbosa and Paula Ray.

Email: gst-tr.achd@nhs.net

ACHD Secretary Details: Tel: 0207 188 1090, email: gst-tr.ACHD@nhs.net – Out of hours: Routine queries – Answerphone in operation, please leave a message with your contact details. Urgent queries – On call cardiology registrar telephone.

ACHD Cardiologists: ACHD Cardiologists: Dr Natali Chung; Prof. Shakeel Qureshi; Dr Alessandra Frigiola; Dr Yaso Emmanuel; Dr Harith Alam; Dr Hannah Douglas; Prof. Eric Rosenthal; Dr Matt Jones

ACHD Surgeons: Mr Conal Austin; Mr Caner Salih; Mr Harkawt Nuri.

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Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital – Level 1

Thomas Drive, Liverpool L14 3PE

Tel: 0151 600 1616

The Level 1 ACHD service in the North West is managed by a group of hospitals called the Liverpool Partnership. This includes the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

North West ACHD Advice Line: 0151 254 3333 Monday to Friday 8am–6pm (answerphone service)

ACHD Nurse Specialists: Anna Harrison; Sharon Hughes; Lorraine English; Julie Ollerhead, Sr Fiona Andrews, Sr Lisa Devitt

ACHD Cardiologists: Dr Jaspal Dua; Dr Petra Jenkins; Dr Reza Ashrafi; Dr Vasileios Papaioannou, Dr Sarah Elgamal

Consultant ACHD cardiologist + clinical lead for the network: Dr Damien Cullington

CHD Surgeons: Mr Rafael Guerrero; Mr Attilio Lotto; Mr Ram Dhannapuneni, Mr Ramesh Kutty

CHD Interventional Cardiologists: Dr Arjamand Shauq; Dr Suneil Aggarwal, Dr Arul Narayanan
Dr Salim Jivanji, Dr Sok Leng Kang

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Leeds General Infirmary – Level 1

Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3EX

Tel: 0113 2432799

ACHD Nurse Specialists: Jo Birkett; Angela Leeper; Hannah Swift

ACHD Nurse Specialist Tel: 0113 392 8154

ACHD Nurse Specialist Email: leedsth-tr.achdnurse@nhs.net 

Working hours are Monday to Friday, 8am–4pm, with answerphone.

Adult Children’s Congenital Heart Physiotherapy Specialist: Sarah Hibbert

ACHD Cardiologists: Dr Kate English, Dr James Oliver, Dr Helen Parry (Secretary tel: 0113 392 5748); Dr Hamish Walker, Dr Vitor Ramos (Secretary tel: 0113 392 5458)

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Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Birmingham – Level 1

Metchley Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TH

Tel: 0121 371 2000, 07768 801095

Email: achdnurses@uhb.nhs.uk

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Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals – Level 1

Royal Brompton, Sydney Street, London, SW3 6NP

Tel: 020 7352 8121

ACHD Cardiologists: Professor Michael Gatzoulis (Clinical and Academic Lead, ACHD), Professor Konstantinos Dimopoulos (Consultant ACHD, PAH, Transition), Dr Aleksander Kempny Consultant ACHD and Catheter Intervention), Professor Wei Li (Consultant ACHD and Echo), Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan (Consultant ACHD, CMR), Dr Isma Rafiq (Consultant ACHD, Pregnancy, CHD Network), Dr Ana Pires (Locum Consultant ACHD, Pregnancy), Dr Justyna Rybicka (Locum Consultant ACHD, Heart Failure/Transplantation), Professor Sabine Ernst (Consultant ACHD/EP), Dr Tom Wong (Consultant EP/Devices), Dr John Wort (Consultant and Clinical Lead PAH, Critical Care), Dr Laura Price (Consultant PAH, Respiratory Medicine, Pregnancy); Dr Colm McCabe (Consultant PAH, Respiratory Medicine, Exercise)

ACHD Clinical Nurse Specialists: Hajar Habibi (Lead, ACHD); Clare Finlay (ACHD); Ella McDonnell (ACHD); Ana Hipolito, Beta Senko

Contact: achd@rbht.nhs.uk or Google us on ACHD RBHT or Voicemail 020 7351 8764

Urgent enquiries Tel: 020 7351 8764 – ask for the on call ACHD or adult cardiology registrar

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Southampton: University Hospital Southampton – Level 1

NHS Foundation Trust, Cardiothoracic department, Tremona Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 6YD

Tel: 02380 777222

ACHD Consultant Cardiologists: Dr Aisling Carroll, Dr Lindsay Smith, Dr Samantha Fitzsimmons, Nang Kyi

ACHD Nurse Specialists:

Clinica Lead Nurse: Melanie Finch

Clinical Nurse Specialist:

Jane Lewis, Sarah Rood, Michelle Collins, Melanie Finch, – Advice Line: 0238 120 4739

ACHD Specialist Nurse Email: ACHDliaisonteam@uhs.nhs.uk

Pulmonary Hypertension (PHT) Nurse Specialist: Melanie Finch – Advice Line: 0238 120 4739

Adult Congenital Heart Physiotherapy Specialist: Louisa Nielsen – 07917517480

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Belfast: Royal Victoria Hospital – Level 2

Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT12 6BA

Tel: 02890 240503

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Brighton: University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust – Level 2

Address: Cardiac Department, Level 2C, Louisa Martindale Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, BN2 5BE

ACHD Consultants: Dr Victoria Parish and Dr Joanna Luszczak

ACHD Nurse Specialists: Martina Semeraro and Charmaine Cuenca

Email: uhsussex.achdandph@nhs.net

Tel: 07557 824209

Cardiff: University Hospital of Wales (UHW) – Level 2

Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 4XW

Tel: 029 2074 7747

Consultant Cardiologists: Dr Simon MacDonald and Dr Helen Wallis

Service Co-ordinator: Elizabeth Corris 02920 743892 Elizabeth.corris@wales.nhs.uk

Clinical Nurse Specialists: Kindre Morgan and Sarah Finch

02920 744580  sarah.finch2@wales.nhs.uk

Transition Nurse Specialist: Ann Jermyn 02920 748046

Lead Physiologist: Sam Bowen 02920 744551

Cardiac Obstetric Team: Dr H Wallis and Dr Claire Francis 02920 745196

Peripheral Cardiology Support

Dr H Wallis (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg & Hywel Dda)  01639 862049

Dr C Williams (Cwm Taf) 01443 443 642

Email: achdnurse.Cav@wales.nhs.uk

Dr P Campbell (Aneurin Bevan)  01495 765 055

View Cardiff UHW website

View Congenital Heart Disease Network South Wales and South West website

Manchester Heart Centre – Level 2

Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL

Tel: 0161 276 5672

North West ACHD Advice Line: 0151 254 3333

ACHD Clinical Nurse Specialists: Kate Shammas; Laura Jole, Melanie Menzies

Consultant ACHD Cardiologists: Dr Jaspal Dua; Dr Petra Jenkins; Professor Bernard Clarke, Dr Vasileios Papaioannou, Dr Julia Jones, Dr Reza Ashrafi

Consultant ACHD cardiologist + clinical lead for the network: Dr Damien Cullington

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Oxford: John Radcliffe Hospital – Level 2

Headley Way, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 9DU

ACHD Nurse Specialists: Emma Weingart and Angie Austen

Consultant Cardiologist: Dr Elizabeth Orchard

Patient advice line: 01865 740412, normal working hours are Monday to Friday 8.00am–4.00pm

If the nurse can’t take your call immediately, please leave your name, hospital number and contact details on the answerphone and they will contact you as soon as possible.

Email: ACHD&PHT.Nurse@ouh.nhs.uk

Bleep: via OUH switchboard 0300 304 7777 and ask for bleep 6737

Cardiac Investigations Annexe
Level 0, John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU

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Norwich: Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital – Level 2

Cardiology Department Level 3 East Block, Norfolk and Norwich University NHS trust, Colney Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7UY

Tel: 01603 286259

ACHD Nurse Specialists: Toni Hardiman; Beth Wilson; Rachel Ball

ACHD Cardiologists: Dr Leisa Freeman; Dr Catherine Head

Helpline: 01603 287292 (answer phone Mon-Fri 8:00-16:30)

Email: ACHDnurses@nnuh.nhs.uk

Fax: 01603 287494

Evenings and weekends only: If urgent advice is needed please contact the Cardiology coordinator on 01603 286286, bleep 0099

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Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Level 2

Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, CB2 0AY. Tel: 01223 638000

Helpline 01223 63 99 44

Appointment line  01223 639 773/ 01223 639 668


 ACHD Consultants

Dr Victoria Stoll (Service lead – with special interest in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Dr Clive Lewis (with special interest in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation)

Dr Catriona Bhagra (with special interest in Imaging and Maternal Cardiology)

ACHD Nursing team

Lead Nurse: Kiko Olano

Specialist Nurse: Carole Phoenix

Web link to our service: ACHD Unit at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge

Eastbourne District General Hospital – Level 3

Kings Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UD

ACHD Nurse Specialist Helpline: 0300 131 4500  Extn 771563 (answerphone checked on Tuesdays and Fridays). If the nurse can’t take your call immediately, please leave your name, hospital number and contact details on the answerphone and they will contact you as soon as possible.

Email: esht.achdservice@nhs.net (email checked on Tuesdays and Fridays).

For emergencies: patients are advised to call 999, go to their local A&E. Please make yourself known to the ACHD service or the on-call Cardiology Registrar (via switchboard 01323 417400) if you are admitted to hospital.

Visiting ACHD Consultant Cardiologist: Dr Yaso Emmanuel (GSST)

Consultant Cardiologist with an interest in ACHD: Dr Andrew Marshall (ESHT)

ACHD Nurse Specialist: Katie Rose Tel: 0300 131 4500 Extn 771563

ACHD Secretary Details: Tel: 01323 417400 (13) 4741. Out of hours: Routine queries – Answerphone in operation, please leave a message with your contact details.

Services offered: Joint clinic’s with visiting Consultant, Satellite Clinics, Transition Clinics, Echocardiography, Telephone support line, Email support. All clinics are based at Eastbourne District General Hospital.

Consultant Cardiologist with an Interest in ACHD: Dr Andrew Marshall

ACHD Helpline: 01323 417400 x (13) 6236

Adult Congenital Heart Disease & Valve Clinic Specialist Nurse: Katie Rose –

East Sussex Health Care 

Bleep: 0105

Office (Duncan House): 01323 417400 x (13) 6236

Working Days: Tuesday, Wednesday AM and Friday. For urgent enquires , regarding ACHD/Valve clinic, outside of these time please contact Anna Gentry: 01323 417400 x4741

Wrexham Maelor Hospital – Level 3
Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TD


Tel: 01978 291100

Joint clinic second Tuesday of the month – Dr Raj Thaman and Dr P Jenkins
Sr Nicola Coats – ACHD nurse specialist
Amy Hughes – Dr Thaman’s secretary
Dr Thaman also has additional ACHD clinic/cardiac maternity on his own

Blackpool Victoria Hospital – Level 3

ACHD-Joint clinic is second Friday of the month
Dr Vas Papaioannou (based at L1 in Liverpool)
ACHD nurse specialist –  Sr Anna Harrison & other
Dr Papaioannou secretary  – Karen Hengler at Liverpool Heart and Chest

Coventry – University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire – Level 3

Clifford Bridge Rd, Coventry CV2 2DX

Dr Dawn Adamson

ACHD Nurse: Mandy Mcdonald

Tel: 02476 965143

Bleep: 4907

Email: achdnurses@uhcw.nhs.uk

Musgrove Park Hospital – Level 3

Parkfield Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5DA
Tel: 1823 333444

ACHD Nurse – Becky  (Part time) Contact number: 01823343467

E mail: Rebecca.Lambert@Somerset


Local consultants – Dr Mark Dayer
Visiting specialist consultants – Dr Stephanie Curtis
Local link or senior nurses – Becky Lambert
Clinic days: Wednesday mornings. Joint clinic with visiting consultant 2nd Wednesday, bi-monthly.

Plymouth Derriford Hospital – Level 3

Derriford Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8DH
Telephone number: 01752 202082
Cardiology department telephone: 01752 431661


Dr Luisa Chicote Hughes is the cardiologist and Frances Cantin the CNS

Specialist Centres Map 

Today, there are increasing numbers of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD).

And, the number of patients with complex defects is increasing, with 10% of the adult CHD population now falling within the complex group. As such, it is vital that these patients get access to expert care and advice throughout their lives. However, still too many patients are being treated in places where there is not a deep enough understanding of CHD medicine.

According to the NHS, CHD patients require regular monitoring, and an adult with CHD might need a variety of treatment and medications including transcatheter intervention, cardiac surgery, invasive electrophysiology and pacing procedures, advanced heart failure management, palliative care and transplantation.

As such, the majority of CHD patients require ongoing follow up and treatment. And, it is vital that all adults with congenital heart defects, whatever the level of complexity, are seen by an expert from a specialist centre at least once.  View the Congenital Heart Disease Standards And Specifications.