About cardiology

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 various health professionals, including cardiac interventionists (heart specialists), specialist nursing and allied health staff.


Cardiology service

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)