Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist
Fergal qualified as a paramedic in 2002 and then went on to study physics and clinical measurement to qualify as a Cardiac Physiologist in 2005, after developing a clinical interest within cardiac care.
He worked for HSE Ireland for 13 years alongside working clinically as a paramedic in Belfast. Within his time at St James’ Hospital, he became competent in complex device management and chose his speciality within this field. He then took a role as a band 7 Chief Cardiac Physiologist with Frimley Park NHS Trust in 2015, aiding in device optimisation, routine pacing and complex device clinics and implants.
In 2022 Fergal was promoted to the position of Principal Cardiac Physiologist, which involves managing 3 busy hospitals within the Trust, developing services and guiding management in the most complex pacing cases. Alongside his NHS appointment, he supports and helps run SCVC's pacing services.
- Specialist Areas:
Assisting in coronary angiography, including complex procedures
Complex device implants and monitoring - ICD's, CRT-P/D and pacemakers
Home monitoring and in clinic interrogation and analysis of reports
Implantable loop recorder interrogation
Ongoing monitoring for all pacing devices through remote and face to face methods
MRI support for complex devices and brady pacing