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Data on patients with heart conditions treated at Jersey Hospital (FOI)

Data on patients with heart conditions treated at Jersey Hospital (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 19 March 2015.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



How many patients are treated at Jersey Hospital with heart conditions each year? How many patients receiving on-going treatments (both in and out of hospital?) How many people do the community support nurses see each year?


People treated for initial heart attacks – what was their gender and age?


Hereditary heart conditions – how many children born with conditions? How many discovered at a later date?


How many locals have benefited from treatments / technology / research such as statins or pace-makers?


The number of echocardiograms undertaken in by the Hospital.


Within the States report, it says that Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) makes up 40% of local Cardiovascular Disease fatalities. Would it be safe to say this makes it the Island’s biggest killer? Looking at the stats it looks like all cancers combined kill more people than all CVD (hence Cardiovascular Disease being second leading cause) however it may be that CHD kills more people than any one type of cancer?



The Hospital collects patient data on TrakCare, which is a healthcare information system. TrakCare was implemented in June of 2011; therefore, we cannot offer data prior to June of 2011 and the figures will not reflect the entire year.

The Cardiology Department’s outpatient appointments figures by year are as follows:

Patients treated for heart cond​itions as outpatients​ ​ ​ ​ ​
June 2011201220132014Total

Accurate data regarding inpatients who receive ongoing treatments for heart conditions in the Hospital cannot be collated due to the complexity of clinical coding, multiple conditions of a single patient, and movement within the Hospital. However, the Consultant Cardiologist has stated that there are approximately 4 to 5 inpatients per week, on average.

The Hospital does not have access to records regarding patients who are receiving ongoing treatments in the community.

The Cardiology Department does not currently have community nurses.


The Hospital codes heart attacks under 6 categories that can be grouped as Myocardial Infarctions.

Myocardial Infarctions by year, age, and gender ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​


Age Range





Grand Total

MaleAge 31-402 226
Age 41-502710928
Age 51 - 641216202068
Age 65+31604841180
Male Total47838072282
FemaleAge 31-40 1 12
Age 41-5012227
Age 51 - 64277218
Age 65+24353747143
Female Total27454652170
Grand Total74128126124452


Hereditary heart conditions are coded under 6 categories in the Hospital. Together, they are grouped as Congenital Malformations.

The Hospital can provide data for all persons of all ages treated at the hospital for Congenital Malformations. Some pregnant patients are transferred off Island before or just after giving birth, therefore, we cannot provide statistics specifically for babies.

Congenital Malformations ​ ​ ​ ​
June 2011201220132014Total



Data concerning statins is held by GP’s.
Current numbers of pacemaker procedures in the Hospital are as follows:

​Pacemaker procedures in the Hospital ​ ​ ​ ​


Please note: the number of echocardiograms may not represent individual patients as some patients may have multiple tests.

​Echocardiograms at the Hospital ​ ​ ​ ​



Ischaemic Heart Disease accounts for 11% of all deaths (40% of deaths from circulatory disease).  Strokes account for 9% of all local deaths (30% of all circulatory diseases) and lung cancer around 7% of all deaths (20% of all cancers). Therefore, Ischaemic Heart Disease is responsible for the highest number of deaths on the Island. Reference from page 29 of the Health Profile for Jersey 2014 can be found under the link below.

Health Profile for Jersey 2014   

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