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"Thank you for the care and attention shown to me during my stay in the Freeman, especially to Dr Bourke and his team and for the expert attention, kindness and professional care from all the nursing staff and the auxilliaries."  Mr JE

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Cardiothoracic Services (Heart and Lung)

Our Services

Here you will some of our specialist services provided in the Cardiothoracic Centre.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Freeman Hospital is the only hospital in the country to provide the full range of cardiothoracic surgery for adults and children, including heart and lung transplantation, under one roof.

Children's Heart Unit

Our specialist services include: cardiology, cardiac surgery and respiratory disease, as well as paediatric critical care and anaesthesia. 


Our comprehensive range of cardiology clinical services and facilities include a Coronary Care Unit and catheter laboratories, as well as pacemaker and rehabilitation services, in addition to the usual inpatient wards and outpatient clinics.

Cardiopulmonary (Heart/Lung) Transplant Service

Working in close co-operation, our multidisciplinary team manages all aspects of patient care from initial assessment of potential transplant patients through to the long term post-transplant care required.

Complex Asthma Service

Find out more here about our Complex Asthma Service for people who have developed “difficult” or “complex asthma”.  

Lung Oncology Service

We provide a specialist, multi-disciplinary clinic for patients with suspected or diagnosed cancer affecting the lungs.

Bronchiectasis Service

This specialist service involves the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of the lung condition, Bronchiectasis. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation can result in significant improvement in the health and quality of life of people with coronary heart disease.

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