Coronary care unit


The Coronary Care Unit (CCU) is the department’s high dependency area for patients suffering with acute, or life-threatening, heart problems. This includes patients who have undergone emergency treatment for a heart attack (primary PCI), those with severe heart failure, life-threatening heart rhythm disturbances, major blood clots in the lung arteries, and other cardiac emergencies.

More on what we do

CCU also provides heart rhythm monitoring for some patients on nearby wards. Patients may be admitted from other areas in the hospital, or directly via the ambulance service.


Our team

The unit has access to a consultant cardiologist 24 hours a day.

During the day, the highly skilled nursing team are supported by a consultant and registrar, a dedicated junior doctor, and access to the department’s cardiac physiology and specialist nursing teams.

The team work closely with the teams on our cardiology wards, Taw and Avon, and from the Cardiac Catheter Labs, where our cardiac procedures are carried out.

Our Clinical Nurse Manager is Jan Lobban. 

Where to find us

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

We are located off the cardiology corridor in area C, level 2. The closest entrance is next to Oncology Outpatients, from where it is clearly signposted.

Contact us

Telephone: 01392 402 837


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