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Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service (SACCS)


The team comprise a whole set of experts in congenital heart disease. This includes cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, specialist nurses, psychologists and our specialist administrative team.

Consultant Team

  • Dr Amanda Hunter, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Lorna Swan, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for SACCS
  • Dr Gruschen Veldtman, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Hamish Walker, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Niki Walker, Consultant Cardiologist

Cardiothoracic Surgeons

  • Professor Mark Danton, Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon
  • Mr Ed Peng, Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon
  • Mr Andrew McLean, Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon

Nurse Specialist Team

  • Gemma Brown, Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Sandra Jansz, Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Elaine Muirhead, Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • David Rogers, Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Lynsay Paton, Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist


  • Dr Deirdre Holly, Clinical and Health Psychologist

Administration and Booking Team

  • Kirsty Kelly, Booking coordinator
  • Avril Long, Medical Secretary
  • Julie Shopp, Medical Secretary

 Nursing enquiries

If your query is related to your heart condition, contact the Nurse Specialists (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) on 07795 953 070 or email saccsnurse@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk

If we cannot answer please leave a message and we will call you back.  We will try to call you back on the same day but there are times where that may not be possible.

 Administration enquiries (appointments for clinic, echo, MRI or CPET)

If you have an enquiry about your clinic appointment or test, call 0141 951 5262 / 0141 951 5390 / 0141 951 5804 / 0141 951 5096 or email saccs@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk

For enquiries regarding psychological support, contact the Psychology Secretary on 07970 496554.

 Surgical enquiries

SACCS nurses do not have access to the surgical schedule and cannot provide information about your surgical date. 

If you have an enquiry relating to your surgical date please contact the booking office on 0141 951 5266 or call 0141 951 5000 and request booking office.

If you require information about your post-surgical clinic appointment or would like to contact your surgeon please call 0141 951 5853 and 0141 951 5972

 Other information

NHS Inform provides a range of information, self-help guides and interactive tools.

   enquiries@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk        Hospital Switchboard 0141 951 5000