A NEW appointment is to be made at the George Eliot Hospital to boost the care received by people with heart problems.
The Nuneaton NHS Trust is to recruit a new cardiologist as part of an ongoing investment plan.
Alongside the new man or woman, will be an investment in new state-of-the-art equipment to help those dealing with disorders of the heart.
The new specialist member of the team will mean that the hospital will have three cardiologists on the books, with the good news revealed at a meeting of members of the Trust Board by chief executive Kevin McGee.
“We have taken the decision to invest in a third cardiologist,” said Mr McGee, addressing executive and non executive members as well as members of the public.
“This is the type of services we should take forward as we look at the health needs of the local population.
“It is a significant investment and one that was approved this morning.
“It is positive news. We will also be investing in new kit too. We hope in the next six months to see significant improvements in cardiology services.”
Cardiologists are medical specialists who test, diagnose and treat disorders of the heart.
It is an area of medicine that deals with a vital human organ and thus is one that requires individuals of utmost ability, skill and composure.
Cardiologists deal with conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease and would work with outpatients and more long standing patients.
During the meeting, Mr McGee also welcomed the recent launch of Excel, which is the Trust’s new vision and set of core values.
As revealed in the News, more than 300 members of staff attended the launch, with 70 of them signed up to be ‘values champions’, whose role will be to promote and embed the values throughout the organisation.
Mr McGee said: “Good enough is not good enough anymore, we must strive to excellence.”