Cardiac Rehabilitation at Southend Hospital is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team who provide support for patients and their families throughout their experience of heart disease. Cardiac rehabilitation is recognised as an integral part of your treatment.
What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac rehabilitation encompasses psychological support,
education and informaiotn, smoking cessation, physical activity,
healthy eating and medication in order to help you
- Improve your health
- Prevent further problems related to your heart health
- Reduce your symptoms to improve your quality of life
Cardiac Rehabilitation objectives
- To provide a high quality, efficient, evidence based cardiac
rehabilitation service, in accordance with BACPR standards, for
those people who have experienced a Trop +ve ACS/revascularisation
- To provide a patient centred cardiac rehabilitation service
which meets the individual needs of patients, delivered in a
professional and compassionate manner
- To ensure that patients and carers have appropriate information
allowing them to manage their own care more effectively
- To provide seamless co-ordinated care through close
collaboration with our cardiology colleagues and partner
- To ensure the service is readily accessible among diverse
- To undertake regular audit, patient feedback and evaluation to
ensure the service meets the above objectives and respond
Any patient from the Southend, Castle Point and Rochford area
who has had a recent cardiac event may access our service
- A heart attack
- Angioplasty and/or insertion of stent
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Referrals should be made using the following details:
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team, 2nd Floor Tower Block, Southend
University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Prittlewell Chase,
Westcliff on Sea, SS0 0RY
Tel 01702 385028
FAX 01702 385814
Cardiac Rehabilitation Programmes
The programmes focus on the long-term nature and management of
coronary heart disease, helping you to come to terms with it and
facilitate any recommended changes to your lifestyle.
The exercise programmes last 6-8 weeks and are held on a Monday
We also offer a telephone programme for those who do not wish to
or are unable to attend the hospital programme.
The programme covers
- Exercise - physical activity is important in preventing further
heart problems. We aim to help you regain confidence in being
active and think about how you can continue to exercise after the
programme has finished.
- Stress management and relaxation - helping you to emotionally
adjust to your health condition, deal with stress and techniques to
- Information sessions/written information - covering
cardiovascular disease, risk factors and treatments, healthy eating
and alcohol, physical activity and medication.
- Support - allowing you to have access to the cardiac rehab
team, ask questions and receive support if required.
- A report on your progress is sent to your GP on completion of
- Family or friends are welcome to observe.
"If there were a pill that cost very little, reduced
deaths by 26 per cent, improved quality of life, and reduced
anxiety and depression, every cardiac patient in Europe would be
expected to take it. There is no such pill, but taking part in a
cardiac rehabilitation programme can provide all these
Professor Bob Lewin (BACR) 2005 (Updated to 26 - 36%, Cochrane,
Take Heart Cardiac Support Group
Many people who have a heart problem need help and support
during and after their recovery. Joining the support group can help
you feel less alone when dealing with these issues. It is free to
join and a cardiac rehabilitation nurse is usually in attendance at
They offer support, companionship, and social events. Family and
friends are also welcome.
Take Heart meet on the second Thursday of the month at 8pm
EASTWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE, Western Approaches Eastwood, SS2
Telephone 01702 309042
A cardiac rehabilitation nurse is usually in attendance at each