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Heart Care

 

Heart Care is a local medical charity which provides cardiac rehabilitation and after care to people who have suffered a heart attack, undergone heart surgery, surgical intervention or suffer from other coronary heart or lung conditions.

Through a unique programme of monitored physical exercise and expert advice, patients can return to a normal, active life with their confidence restored.

Heart Care is essentially about recovery. Often when someone suffers a heart attack they do not know how to begin their recovery. Many patients express real fear and uncertainty about how much and what they can do. Knowing their limitations, together with a gradual building upon strengths is the first step. Over the course of the 13 week programme, Heart Care aims to rehabilitate the body and re-build confidence. Rehabilitation takes place at Portland Street Unit Walsall.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Suzanne Ursell or Sarah Gittoes
Contact Position
Manager/Personal Assistant
Telephone
01922 7205050
E-mail
heartcare@walsall.nhs.uk
Website
Heart Care

Where to go

Name
Heart Care
Address
12
Portland Street
Walsall
West Midlands
Postcode
WS2 8AB
Notes

 Parking facilities and disabled access.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 3:3.30pm Monday and Friday Evenings 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Session Information
Our Rehabilitation programme is a 13- week course that includes diet and nutrition advice as well a consultant and physiology/ counselling which are available if required

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

 Use generic referral form

Refer as soon as possible

Ensure patients understand what they have `signed up for'

Other notes

 

Heart Care @ Streetly is a Cardiac Rehabilitation aftercare facility and is used by residents of Streetly, Sutton Coldfield and other areas and provides an alternative for patients who want to continue their exercise program at a more convenient location.

At the Streetly Unit there is always an Exercise Physiologist and a Health Care Assistant on sites who monitors the progress of after- care patients and regularly advises patients about personal capabilities and gives advice on diet and smoking cessation. If members of staff are concerned about a patient's health, they will refer them back to their GP.

Streetly @ Heart Care was originally known as “Heart Beat Sutton" and dates back to 1989 when it was formally located at Windley Leisure Centre so Heart Care has been helping the Sutton Coldfield Community.

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