British Heart Foundation

Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group

Address:

Broomfield Hospital, Court Road,
Chelmsford Essex CM1 7ET


About the Programme

The Mid Essex Hospital Cardiac Rehab team is based at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex. Our team consists of specialist cardiac nurses and exercise professionals, with links to dietician and pharmacy teams. Cardiac Rehab Programmes are run at Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford, St. Michaels Health Centre at Braintree and St. Peter's Hospital at Maldon ensuring easy access to our patients throughout the Mid Essex area.

We offer supervised, circuit based exercise programmes with health education sessions and relaxation. The programme can be tailored to take into account other medical and physical conditions which might limit the ability to exercise ensuring an individualised approach.
For patients unable to exercise we encourage them to attend the education and relaxation sessions.

Our aim is to meet the physical and psychological needs of our patients through improvements in physical fitness and capabilities while increasing confidence to undertake physical activities. We provide information and offer encouragement and support with lifestyle changes and give emotional support to patients and their families.

Contact

T: 01245 516376 F: 01245516360

Email For Referrals

mie-tr.cardiacrehab@nhs.net

What to expect
when you come

An individual assessment is carried out, recovery discussed and relevant information given.
Patients are then booked onto a programme at one of the 3 sites offered.
Each programme lasts for 8 sessions and consists of exercise, education and relaxation.
All exercises are adaptable to meet individual needs and seated exercises can be offered.
Exercise sessions are supervised by trained staff.
Patients are asked to wear loose non-restrictive clothing. Footwear should be soft-soled with no heel

How long does it take

Each exercise sessions lasts for approximately 2 hours and is undertaken weekly.
The cardiac rehab programme lasts for 8 sessions and then patients are reviewed at the end of the course
Onward referrals to Phase IV exercise classes can be made.

General information

We accept referrals from hospitals, other cardiac rehab teams, GP's and patients can refer themselves.
For any further information please contact the Cardiac Rehab team on 01245 516376



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