Cardiology is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the heart and some parts of the circulatory system.

Cardiology services are delivered by a variety of health professionals, including cardiac interventionists (heart specialists), 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 1906
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)