British Heart Foundation

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board East Cardiac Rehabilitation (Wrexham) BACPR Certified


Address:

Clwydian House, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road,
Wrexham LL13 7TD


About the Programme

The programme is for people who have a heart event such as unstable angina, new diagnosis of angina or heart attack, and for those who have had heart bypass or heart valve surgery or had a coronary angioplasty. The service aims to assist the person and their family to understand and come to terms with the heart event; to recover from the event and to help in returning to a useful and meaningful life. To assist the heart person to be the expert in dealing with their own lives.

Contact

Jacqui Cliff T: 01978 727291 E: jacqueline.cliff@wales.nhs.uk

Contact 2

Susanne Roberts T: 01978 727291 E: susanne.roberts@wales.nhs.uk

What to expect
when you come

The programme has a number of elements at different stages of the heart person's event and recovery.
Expect:
1. a greeting and initial information and support whilst you are in the hospital
2. opportunity to meet with a nurse, physiotherapist, exercise physiologist or occupational therapist to assess your needs at home or in a clinic.
3. opportunity to work with the health professional to meet your needs through information-giving, counselling, motivation to return to health and a lifestyle that is appropriate. This can take place through home visits, clinic meetings, phone calls or in the environment where supervised exercise takes place.
4. access to supervised exercise to increase confidence, strength and stamina and help reduce your risk of a further heart event
5. a structured education programme
6. an environment that allows you to meet with others with heart issues if you wish
7. confidence to discuss your heart concerns or ask your questions and receive a listening ear and honest answers in a sensitive manner.

How long does it take

Heart people and families can access parts of the programme at any time.
The supervised exercise programme and structured education sessions run over a period of 7 weeks.
The heart person is encouraged to become their own expert and thereby find that continued support from the cardiac rehabilitation service is not required.

General information

The cardiac rehabilitation service works closely with the cardiologists, the arrhythmia nurses, the heart failure service and other cardiac services at North East Wales NHS Trust.



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