Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital provides specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community.

The hospital serves a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, along with referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Its reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for its patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and facilitated by technology. New and upgraded clinical areas are designed with patients and families to deliver their needs

A unique hospital

    Placement opportunities

    Liverpool Heart and Chest currently offer placement opportunities for fifth year SAMP students in Medical Cardiology, including two weeks allocated to our Respiratory CF ward and one week to ITU/Anaesthetics.

    What's unique?

    Its mission is to provide "excellent, compassionate, and safe care for every patient, every day" and a 2016 CQC inspection rated this Trust as outstanding.

    Student testimonials

    “A specialist hospital with outstanding patient care.”

    “Interesting placement with lots of learning opportunities.”

    “The heart and chest offers a student experience that no other trust will have delivered in your other four years of medical school. Being a tertiary centre you have the opportunity to see various cardiothoracic medical and surgical cases that would be impossible to see anywhere else in the region. Upon leaving this placement, I feel I have become more confident in ECG interpretation and gained valuable knowledge in the management of cardiac-related cases and what would be required as an FY1.”

    “Very enjoyable and informative with plenty of opportunity for learning.”

    “Nice hospital, enthusiastic staff, enjoyed the placement.”

    “Interesting cases, very good teaching programme.”

    “Good exposure to all kinds of cardiology cases.”

    “Good teaching, lots of opportunities to see a variety of procedures and clinics.”