British Heart Foundation

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address:

Addenbrooke's Cardiac Rehabilitation Service, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Medical Services (Box 135), Hills Road,
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 0QQ


About the Programme

The cardiac rehabilitation team based at Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge run 4 phase 3 education and exercise programmes in the surrounding area each week.
•Monday: Paradise Sports Centre, Ely.
Education session; 13:45-14:45
Exercise; Arrive at approx 11:30p.m. Exercise finishes at 1:00pm
•Tuesday: Physiotherapy gym, Level 2, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
Education session; 1:30 – 2:30.
Exercise; Arrive at 11:45. Exercise finishes at 1.00pm
•Wednesday: Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre, Kings Hedges, Cambridge.
Education session; 09:15 -10:15.
Exercise; Arrive at 10.30am. Exercise finishes at 12 noon
•Thursday: Lord Butler leisure Centre, Saffron Walden
Education session; 11:15-12:15.
Exercise; Arrive at approx 12.30pm. Exercise finishes at 2.00pm.
Home based exercise programmes are also available.


Contact

T: 01223 216985 F: 01223 256784

Contact 2

T: 01223 216985 F: 01223 256784

Email For Referrals

add-tr.cardiacrehabilitation@nhs.net

What to expect
when you come

Education Sessions
 These are held either just before, or just after, the exercise sessions . You may attend these before you start the exercise programme, and your partner or spouse are also welcome to come along with you.This is a rolling programme of talks so you can start at any time.

Why come to the activity session?
• We aim to teach you what levels of activity you can practise safely on a day to day basis, and how to increase these levels of activities safely.
• To help build your confidence and reduce anxiety levels.
• To help reduce the occurrence of symptoms.
• To reduce the risk of future coronary events.
• To make your heart and other muscles stronger and more efficient.
• To help control blood pressure.
• To maintain and improve flexibility.
The exercise programme has warm up, conditioning phase, cool down and relaxation components each week.

How long does it take

We recommend that you attend all 5 education sessions and up to 8 exercise sessions.

General information

Clothing
You should wear lose, comfortable clothes:
• Shorts or long trousers, T-shirt or lightweight shirt, trainers or comfortable shoes.
• Please bring a towel.

Please bring a bottle suitable for drinking from (for example one with a ‘sports’ top), with at least 500 ml in volume containing water. You will be asked to take small, frequent drinks during the session.



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