Meet the Team

We are a small dedicated network team of three.

Clinical Director is Dr Gordon Gladman Consultant Cardiologist

Of which two are part time job share Network Managers

Denise Szpunar

Helen Sanderson

The network also comprises the Paediatricians and neonatologists with an interest in cardiology as well as other health professionals and professionals that contribute to the care of those with congenital heart disease.

  • Nurses
  • Community nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Neonatal staff both ward and community based
  • Speech and language staff
  • Pharmacy staff
  • Psychology
  • Palliative and bereavement staff
  • Surgeons
  • Cardiac Physiologists
  • Dentistry
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Supporting organisations and charities
  • Patient and family representatives
  • Allied health Professionals (physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, play thereapists)
  • Pharmaceutical organisations
  • Genetics
  • Maternity
  • Transition
  • Other networks such as neonatal
  • Transportation (NWTS, Connect)
  • Trainees
  • Sonographers
  • Fetal medicine
  • Specialist Cardiac Nurses
  • Data & information

The hospitals in the network and their designation under the tier system set out in the national congenital heart review can be seen under the “Hospitals in the network” section of this website.

COVID-19 Advice for North West CHD Network: Advice for patients and families affected by congenital heart disease and children with other heart conditions pleaseclick here