Keep the Cardiology Cath Labs at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings, East Sussex

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Hastings is an area of high deprivation, which leads to a high level of cardiac problems – currently the Conquest performs the most procedures in the region.
Geographically, there is nowhere else for people in the area to travel to with ease.
The Conquest Hospital has a brand new MRI scanner which can scan hearts.
The Conquest Hospital also hosts the Trauma Unit for the region.

A Cardiac Cath Lab, is a special hospital room where doctors perform minimally invasive tests and procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. The procedures performed in a cardiac cath lab nearly always involve tiny, flexible tubes, called catheters, which can be used instead of surgery, to access the heart and blood vessels. Cath labs have special imaging equipment used to see the arteries and check how well blood is flowing to and from the heart. This information helps the care team to diagnose and treat blockages and other problems in the arteries.

I live in Hastings and care about maintaining a high standard of health care in Hastings and the surrounding area which is why I support this Hands Off The Conquest campaign – please sign to urge East Sussex County Council Health Overview Scrutiny Committee (ESCC HOSC) and the East Sussex Hospitals Trust to keep the Cath Labs for intervention in cardiology at Hastings.