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Our cardiovascular department serves our local population and the greater northern region. Services include cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology, vascular surgery and specialist intensive care for both cardiothoracic and vascular patients.

We also deliver the National Heart and Lung Transplant service for New Zealand, encompassing Organ Donation NZ and Transplant Recipient Coordination.

Largest public hospital

We are the largest public hospital cardiology department in NZ. We offer a full complement of sub-specialties in adult cardiology including coronary intervention, TAVI, complex electrophysiology, cardiac transplantation and adult congenital cardiology.

Specialised Nursing Case

Our Cardiothoracic and Vascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) is world-renowned and leads New Zealand in providing specialised nursing care based on clinical skill, research, education and innovation. Our cardiothoracic surgical unit provides New Zealand’s foremost tertiary cardiothoracic services and is the highest volume unit in Australasia.

Vascular Regional Services

Our Vascular Regional Services is considered the only purely vascular service in Australasia.

Cardiac Catheterisation Lab

We have one of the largest Cardiac Catheterisation labs in the country, specialising in a wide range of diagnostic and interventional procedures of varying complexities while caring for patients acutely and on a non-acute basis.

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Working with us

We offer an environment where patient-centred care and teamwork are prioritised and valued. We support this with a commitment to our staff to develop their skills and knowledge, including rotational working. We provide excellent professional development opportunities and ongoing education along with the opportunity to apply for subsidised relevant postgraduate education.

We are a dynamic, innovative team of professionals who collaborate and work together to help each other succeed in our roles while providing top-quality patient care.

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