Table 1

Patient reviews (inpatient and outpatient activity), procedures performed, and staff variations for different intervals: baseline activity (green), preparation period (amber), and during the COVID-19 lockdown (red). Percentage reduction refers to the change in data from the baseline period to the period of lockdown

Interval datesPrior to
COVID-19 (baseline)
Preparation periodFirst month of COVID-19 lockdownSecond month of COVID-19 lockdown
21 Jan–20 Feb 202021 Feb–20 Mar 202021 Mar–20 Apr 202021 Apr–20 May 2020
nnn% reductionn% reduction
Ward activity
 Admissions to cardiology ward/CCU836839537312
 Chest pain admissions40351855385
 Myocardial infarction admissions303018402033
 Cardiology referrals534620624417
OP clinic activity
 Face-to-face clinics47431930935089
 Telephone/video clinics02089103
 GP referrals386258768020247
 PPM follow-up2221441224511548
Heart failure service
 Face-to-face clinics504301000100
 Home visits85520 1000100
 Telephone clinics156154259261
 New referrals352623342820
Cardiac rehabilitation
 Face-to-face clinics22811701000100
 Home visits5601000100
 Telephone clinics6391230190
 New referrals514528452551
 PPM implants/generator replacements241812501442
 DC cardioversion100901000100
 Elective coronary angiography23171343961
 Urgent coronary angiography20212001810
 Primary PCI7870271
 EP procedures3301000100
 Cardiac surgery85362187
Cardiology staff
 Senior doctors44250250
 Junior doctors44175250
 Nursing staff99544633
  • CCU, coronary care unit; CRT, cardiac resynchronisation therapy; DC, direct current; EP, electrophysiology; GP, general practitioner; ICD, implantable cardioverter defibrillator; OP, outpatient; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention; PPM, permanent pacemakers; TAVI, transcatheter aortic valve implantation.