COVID-19 guidance: The Cardiac Rehab service is continuing to contact patients when a referral is received and has now resumed face-to-face clinics. Unfortunately we have not, as yet, resumed our exercise classes.
ECCH will continue to follow NHS guidelines regarding the use of face coverings after 19th July, as we prioritise the safety of both staff and patients. Patients will still be required to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing in our settings after this date to protect themselves and staff. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We are providing all patients of ECCH services with a free medical grade face mask* when they attend an appointment with us.
Cardiac rehabilitation is designed to support you following an acute cardiac event, a planned cardiac balloon/stent or cardiac surgery.
Our cardiac rehabilitation team will provide you and your family with the information, support and advice you need to get back to everyday life as quickly as possible. Most importantly, we aim reduce your chances of further heart problems.
Your first contact: You will receive a telephone call within one week of your heart attack, balloon or stent procedure, or two weeks post-coronary artery bypass grafts or valve replacement. This call will be to offer initial advice and arrange a date and time for you to attend a clinic appointment.
Clinic appointment: Please bring medication in original boxes and any discharge paperwork. The consultation will last approx. 1 hour.
At your clinic appointment, the cardiac nurse specialist will offer advice about your cardiac condition and your medicines. We will be able to offer individual advice about lifestyle to help reduce your chance of further heart problems. Clinics are offered at Shrublands Health Centre, Gorleston or Kirkley Mill Health Centre, Lowestoft.
What you can expect from our service:
If appropriate, group exercise sessions will be offered to aid your recovery and reduce your risk of a future cardiac event. We try to tailor these to the needs of each individual.
Telephone: 01493 809977
Opening hours: 9:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Messages can be left at any time.
Please note that the service does not provide urgent/emergency cover.