Cardiac (heart) services

Images showing some of the cardiology services across East Kent Hospitals

At East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust we diagnose and treat a full range of heart disorders, including:

  • coronary artery disease

  • cardiac arrhythmias

  • cardiac failure

  • stable angina

  • heart attack

  • unstable angina

  • valvulvar heart disease

  • cardiomyopathies

  • syncope

  • black-outs.

We also insert pacemakers and implantable devices.

Procedures and tests we can offer

  • Trans-oesophageal echocardiogram - a procedure to assess the structure of the heart.

  • Cardioversion - a procedure to correct heart rhythms.

  • Angiography - used to diagnose the efficiency of the blood supply to the heart.

  • Angioplasty - a procedure to treat narrowing of the arteries surrounding the heart (currently available at William Harvey Hospital only).

Referral to our hospitals

Your GP can refer you to our heart centres and heart specialists if he or she is concerned you may have a problem with you heart.

Outpatient request for cardiac investigation

Request for echocardiogram

If you suspect you are experiencing a heart attack, please ACT. Call an ambulance - the quicker you get to hospital, the quicker we can treat you and the more effective your treatment will be.

Find out more about heart attacks and their treatment.

We have invested heavily in our heart services over recent years to bring you state-of-the-art facilities for heart procedures at the East Kent Cardiac Catheter Suite (William Harvey Hospital, Ashford) and the Heart Centre (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate).

Outpatient heart services

Outpatient services (services that do not require a stay in hospital, e.g. a consultation with your doctor or tests) are available at:

We provide an extensive cardiac rehabilitation programme for people who have suffered heart attacks or have had any surgery on the heart.
Nordin, Mr Andy
Job title
Consultant Gynaecologist / Subspecialist Gynaecological Oncologist
Gynaecological oncology / radical oncology surgery, Minimal access surgery, Colposcopy, Vulval diseases, Quality of Life research; gynae oncology clinical trials
Special interests
Hon Senior Lecturer – University College London 
National Clinical Lead for Gynaecology:  NHS Improvement – Cancer: 
Service improvement / innovation in gynae oncology practice 
Chair:  National Group of Gynae Cancer Network Leads (NSSG Leads Group): 
Implementation of cancer agenda through regional cancer networks 
Chair:  Gynae Clinical Reference Group of National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN): 
Integration of gynae cancer registry data, clinical data sources and audits to benchmark and improve clinical practice 
British Gynaecological Cancer Society:  treasurer 2006-09, council 2004-09 
British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology:  executive 2002-05 
European Organization for Research in Treatment of Cancer (EORTC): 
Quality of Life Group 2002+; gynae group project lead 2006-07 
Gynecologic Cancer Group: corpus tumour ctte 2008+ 
Education and career history
Born Adelaide, South Australia 8 June 1963 
Educated Brighton Primary & Brighton High Schools, South Australia 
MBBS University of Adelaide 
Junior medical posts in South Australia 1987-89 
GP registrar year Bridgwater, Somerset 1990 
Obstetrics & Gynae registrar rotations London & southern England 1991-95 
Obstetrics & Gynae senior registrar rotations London & Newcastle 1995-97 
Oncology Fellowship Gateshead 1997-2000 
East Kent Gynaecological Centre, QEQM Hospital, Margate
Contact details
QEQM: Sharon ext 63516, Debbie ext 62108, K&C: Fay ext 74783, WHH: Paula ext 86697, MDM Secretary: Sue ext 62112, MDM Co-ordinator: Cheryl ext 62104

Information about our hospitals

Please click the links below for lots of information about visiting our hospitals (including travel and parking):

*Please note that the Cardiology unit at Kent and Canterbury Hospital has moved and is now opposite Ambulatory Care. Please ask a member of staff for directions.

East Kent Cardiac Catheter Suite (William Harvey Hospital)

  • Tel: 01233 616830

The Heart Centre (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital)

  • Tel: 01843 235042