Braemar Hospital has been successfully carrying out cardiac surgery for more than 25 years.

The service is led by Mr David McCormack and Mr Paul Conaglen.

Braemar employs its own cardiao-thoracic theatre team which includes expert surgical assistants, theatre nurses, perfusionists and anaesthetic technicians.

Specialist Intensive Care cover is provided by experienced Intensivists.

Nursing care is led by a qualified Intensive Care nurse who works exclusively at Braemar. We have experienced intensive care nurses, high dependency nurses and cardio-thoracic surgical nurses.

Braemar Hospital has excellent allied health services to support the service, including physiotherapy, radiology and laboratory services.

With Midland Cardio Vascular Services (MCVS) running two interventional

catheter laboratories at Braemar Hospital we are together able to provide the most complete cardiac service of any private hospital in the Waikato region. Specialist Cardiologists are on site providing interventional diagnoses and treatments in the interventional procedures rooms, one of which is fitted to operating theatre standard. The Cardiologists and specialist cardiology nurses are also available for clinical opinion, if required.

The combination of a cardiology and cardiac surgery service on site means that our ward and ICU staff see a greater range of conditions than any other private cardiac service in the region. This wealth of experience is reflected in the high quality of service offered to our patients.

Our hospital includes a purpose built cardiac theatre, a 5-bed ICU and overnight purpose built accommodation for doctors. Recent major equipment purchases include a new heart / lung machine, cell saver, TOE and balloon pump. This level of investment shows the commitment made to providing a safe, high quality service.

Phone: 0800 OPEN HEART
Fax: 07 843 9815
Main Reception: 07 843 1899

Mr David McCormack


Mr Paul Conaglen