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Outpatients are patients who do not have to stay in the hospital.

This page gives you information about the clinics we have for outpatients who have heart problems. 

Who are we?

A team of Consultant Cardiologists, Junior Doctors and Specialist Cardiology Nurses who provide outpatient appointments and other services for patients who are referred to us with heart problems.

What we do

A routine cardiology outpatient appointment will involve attending the outpatient clinic on the ground floor of the Royal Liverpool Hospital where you will see a Consultant Cardiologist or one of his team to discuss why you have been referred to our services.

You will often have an ECG (often called a heart tracing) before you see the Doctor or Nurse to discuss things. We will then send you for any further appropriate testing if required and can review medications that will help with any heart problems. If further tests are required to investigate your heart problem then you may be seen again to discuss the results further.

Being referred to us

Patients who have heart complaints are referred to us from other specialist services, hospitals and directly by their GP.

What happens when you see us?

An appointment will involve attending the outpatient clinic on the ground floor of the Royal Liverpool Hospital where you will see a Consultant Cardiologist or one of his team to discuss why you have been referred to our services.

You will often have an ECG (often called a heart tracing) before you see the Doctor or Nurse to discuss things. We will then send you for any further appropriate testing if required and can review medications that will help with any heart problems.

If further tests are required to investigate your heart problem then you may be seen again to discuss the results further.

What happens next?

Once you have seen the Doctor or Nurse and had any relevant further testing then you may be discharged from the service as we have ruled out any heart problems or you may stay under the care of a Consultant cardiologist if your heart problem requires monitoring over time.

Occasionally patients may be referred to have other procedures such as coronary artery stents or bypass in another hospital.

The Team

The staff you will meet on a routine outpatient appointment will include a Clerk who will book you in for your appointment, a Nurse who will take several measurements when you first arrive at the clinic.

You will then wait to see either a Doctor or a Specialist Nurse. You may also see a Cardiac Technician who will perform an ECG or other cardiac test.

Visitor Information

Our outpatient waiting areas should be clean and spacious with a TV that will update patients regarding waiting times.

There are toilets (including disability toilets) available within the waiting areas as well as a cold water fountain. Waiting times can vary and patients often bring reading material to read whilst waiting.

Where are we?

Royal Liverpool Hospital Site

On entering the hospital from the main entrance on Prescot Street, walk to the far end of the main atrium and take the corridor to the right (near the big red post box). You will pass the Haematology clinic to your right side before coming out near the WRVS cafeteria. There are several outpatient clinics situated on this corridor from G - N clinics - Please check your appointment letter which will state what clinic you will need to attend.

Broadgreen Hospital - Alexandra Wing Site

On entering the main Broadgreen Hospital site either by car or on foot, the Alexandra Wing can be accessed by taking your 1st left at the 2nd roundabout take the 1st right after this and the Alexandra Wing is situated on your right. A courtesy bus is available across the entire site to support those with mobility issues.

On entering the Alexandra Wing, walk straight down the corridor and take the last left turn. Our department is then situated just on the left and there is a window to check in.

Contact Us

Liverpool Royal Hospital

Prescot Street

Liverpool

L7 8XP

Contact the Cardio Respiratory Team by email here