The Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust
Thomas Drive
L14 3PE

0151 600 1616

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Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (Profile)

Liverpool Heart and Chest Trust (LHCH) is a specialist trust that offers specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology and respiratory medicine including adult congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging both within the hospital and out in the community. We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people across Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man and can often go beyond these areas for those who require specialist services. LHCH operate 9 theatres (5 cardiac, 2 thoracic, 1 endoscopy and 1 Hybrid) and 5 catheter labs. The trust also holds 208 beds with these being 34 critical care and high dependency, 100 medical and 74 surgical beds.

The all age level 1 congenital heart service in the North West of England, North Wales and Isle of Man is provided by the Liverpool Partnership. This Partnership is made up of 4 hospitals based in Liverpool providing the following care:
The Liverpool PartnershipWhat will they deliver?
Alder Hey Children’s HospitalAll surgery and procedures for babies, children and teenagers with congenital heart disease.
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital All surgery and complex procedures for adults with congenital heart disease.
The Royal Liverpool University HospitalMedical admissions, A&E services and non cardiac surgery for patients with congenital heart disease.
Liverpool Women's Hospital For pregnant women with very complex ACHD, the North West team will decide on where a woman should deliver based on a multidisciplinary specialist assessment.

The North West ACHD advice line 0151 254 3333 is also run from LHCH by our team of ACHD Specialist nurses who will be respond to any questions or concerns about the patient’s care and how it will be delivered. The team work closely with the consultants and other teams within the trust to answer any clinical or non-clinical queries.

The ACHD team are based at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. The team provide outreach clinics in the ACHD Level 2 centre at Manchester Royal Infirmary as well as the level 3 centres at Wrexham Maelor Hospital and Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Cardiac surgeons that operate on children and adults.
Mr Rafael R Guerrero (Lead Surgeon) – AHCH/LHCH
Mr Ramana Dhanapunneni - AHCH/LHCH
Mr Attilio Lotto - AHCH/LHCH

ACHD Interventionalists that perform procedures on children and adults
Dr Suneil Aggarwal (adult only)
Dr Arjamand Shauq
Dr Atul Kalantre
Dr Gemma Penford

ACHD Cardiologists
Dr Damien Cullington (Clinical Lead)
Dr Reza Ashrafi
Dr Jaspal Dua
Dr Petra Jenkins
Dr Vasileious Papaionnou

Consultant Cardiologists with a Special interest in ACHD
Dr Suneil Aggarwal
Dr Robert Johnson
Dr Ian Peart
Dr Vishal Sharma

ACHD Specialist Nurses
Linda Griffiths (Lead Nurse)
Anna Harrison
Sharon Hughes
Lorraine English
Julie Ollerhead
Fiona Andrews