We offer comprehensive and tailor-made programmes of care for our heart patients, which includes education, advice, monitoring and a variety of exercise programmes. This helps them and their families to regain their confidence and resume as near normal a life.
Our patient groups include heart failure, myocardial infarction, cardiac surgery, angioplasty and we also have patients who have had cardiac transplant, angina and internal defibrillators implanted through the service, although these are less routine.
Patients are mainly referred from the nursing staff on the wards, but we also take referrals from other hospitals, GP’s, practice nurses and community matrons.
We have an excellent partnership with North Lincolnshire Council, which has enabled a continued exercise programme to be established. This ensures a smooth transition for patients to continue their exercise routine, and at this time partners often join in the exercise. We encourage a range of students and professionals to spend time with us, so they can gain a clear insight as to what the service has to offer and how they are able to use us as a valuable resource.
We recognise the importance of high-quality care and strive to maintain and share good practice; we achieve this through networking with other teams, working closely with our cardiac and stroke network and the NHS Improvement Team.
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