Coronary Heart Disease is the single leading cause of health loss for the Nelson Marlborough population.

Cardiology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats people with heart disease. Cardiology services are delivered by a variety of health professionals, including highly skilled cardiac interventionists or heart specialists, as well as specialist nursing and allied health staff.

A district wide cardiac service is provided by Nelson Marlborough Cardiology Department and carried out by a group of multidisciplinary clinicians.

Cardiology services available include:

  • the Coronary Intervention Suite
  • Specialist nurse led services
  • Physiology services
  • Echocardiography services
  • 'Healthy Hearts' cardiac rehabilitation.

Most cardiology services are available at Wairau on a sessional basis.

Interventional procedures require a pre-admission clinic, this is carried out at both hospital sites.

There is a locally produced YouTube video, In Good Hands  for cardiac angiography. All patients receive a DVD of the video with their appointment letters.


Locations and contact details

Nelson Hospital
Medical Outpatients Reception
Level 4
Phone: (03) 546 1342
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm (not public holidays)


Medical Outpatients Reception
Wairau Hospital
Phone: (03) 520 9999
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm (not public holidays)