If you or your child’s care is with the adult congenital service in the North West wherever that may be currently provided (Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool or Wrexham) then please read this.
There is some confusion around about the current service at Manchester for adult congenital heart patients. It is the adult surgery and intervention side that has been lost and not the cardiologists and nurses.
If you become ill and need cardiology treatment PLEASE phone the nurse specialist helpline and they can coordinate your care. They can speak to the team looking after you and make sure your care is tailored around you. It may mean being transferred to Manchester or further afield but the team want to be able to help you. You might have to argue with your local hospital – some believe there is no longer a service at MRI for adults.
Please phone 0161 276 7959 during working hours. Leave a message and the nurses will reply as soon as they can.
If you need help urgently out of hours call the hospital switchboard 0161 276 1234 and ask for the specialist registrar on call for cardiology.
MRI have produced a Q&A sheet which might be useful to show if you are having problems