British Heart Foundation

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Peterborough) BACPR Certified


Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Peterborough)

Address:

Cardiac Department, PO Box 106, Peterborough City Hospital, Edith Cavell Campus, Bretton Gate,
Peterborough Cambridgeshire PE3 9GZ


About the Programme

Cardiac Rehabilitation in Peterborough is provided by Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (PSHFT) and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT). The service is offered to patients who have had a Myocardial Infarction (MI), Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, (CABG), Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI/stent) or other cardiac surgery

Our philosophy is to be able to offer individualised information, support and practical advice, to you and your family on all aspects of heart disease and your recovery.

Our aim is to work with you, enabling you to focus on and make decisions about lifestyle changes and help you achieve your rehabilitation and prevention goals.

Our objective is to empower you to resume and increase your physical activity and to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the long term, to reduce the risk of you having another event.


Contact

Iona McAllister T: 01733 673785 F: 01733 678597 E: iona.mcallister1@nhs.net

Email For Referrals

peh-tr.cardiacrehab@nhs.net

What to expect
when you come

- 1-1 initial assessment appointment at home or in clinic within 14 days of a referral.
- Group education presentation sessions including; pharmacist, dietician, exercise, psychological wellbeing, anatomy and physiology of the heart and heart failure management.
- Telephone support
- When it is appropriate for you. you will be invited onto a specialist group or home exercise programme.

During this time you may be sent further appointments including:
- Clinical follow up form a cardiac specialist nurse/cardiologist
- Echocardiogram (ECHO)
- Blood test
- Angiogram
- MRI
- Ambulatory heart monitoring

How long does it take

The whole process can last 3-6 months depending on your treatment and recovery. The formal group exercise sessions are for approximately 8 weeks, however if you would like to finish sooner this can be arranged. If it is clinically necessary you may be invited to attend for longer.

The exercise sessions are:

TUESDAY - 11:30am to 1pm - Peterborough regional pool
TUESDAY - 6:15pm - 7:30pm- Peterborough City Hospital
WEDNESDAY - 10:30am to 12:00pm - Healthy living centre (lower impact class)
WEDNESDAY - 2:30pm to 4pm - Peterborough regional pool
THURSDAY - 10:30am to 12:00pm - Healthy living centre (lower impact class)
THURSDAY - 2pm to 3:30pm - Werrington leisure centre

General information

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Peterborough)

Remember you do not need your doctors permission to talk to one of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team. No question or query is too small. However, in an emergency you must ring 999.

Previous feedback:
"...care and attention paid individually to all clients by staff"
"Enjoyed the whole package"
"Welcoming atmosphere and personal attention when doing exercise"
"The laid back approach made it fun and enjoyable"
"Gradual build-up of activity. All the activities were do able"
"I have enjoyed the exercise classes where I didn't think I would"



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