February 26th, 2014
Work is underway on our new £2.3 million catheterisation suite which is being built on part of a former car park next to the Bradford Royal Infirmary's cardiology unit (CCU).
The new single-storey lab will provide state-of-the-art facilities for patients with heart problems.
More than 1,000 patients a year are expected to be treated in the new unit which will be among the most advanced of its kind in the county as the improvements will include a dedicated x-ray laboratory and day-case unit for cardiac procedures.
It's anticipated that the new lab will open in July 2014.
Doctors will use the new catheter lab to carry out invasive procedures such as angiograms and the insertion of stents, as well as planned and emergency pacemakers. The new unit will ensure more patients are treated in Bradford, rather than having to travel to the regional cardiac centre at Leeds General Infirmary.