“In conjunction with other healthcare interventions, to equal the dramatic reduction of mortality and morbidity to Coronary Heart Disease achieved over the last ten years for a further ten years to come. Promote recovery, enable patients to achieve and maintain better health and reduce risk of death in people who have heart disease. Improve quality, equity and accessibility for the service users of Newham and thereby reduce the number of incidences of Cardiovascular Disease in Newham to national levels.”
Newham Cardiac Rehabilitation Service is a multi- disciplinary service for those who have had an acute cardiac event e.g. Myocardial Infarction, Percutaneous Intervention or Cardiac Surgery. Heart failure patients are also welcome if they have been newly diagnosed or had a recent exacerbation.
It offers a menu driven care-pathway post hospital discharge. Our programme meets all British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation (BACPR) Standards and guidelines. It is run by a multi-disciplinary team of Cardiac Nurses and Physiotherapist We will initially telephone patients on receiving a referral and arrange to see them either in a Nurse Led Clinic or at home, where we will assess them, their risk factors and their medications.
If appropriate they will then be offered a place on one of our “Your Heart in Your Hands”, group exercise and information programmes or on our Home Cardiac Rehab Programme.