We are a community-based heart failure service covering Great Yarmouth and Waveney; we review patients who have a diagnosis of heart failure confirmed by echocardiogram. We work with GPs, cardiologists and any health professional involved in a patient’s care.
We provide the following:
Home visits, clinic and telephone reviews, depending upon clinical need
An initial comprehensive heart failure patient assessment and management plan for each patient and referring health professional
Education on heart failure diagnosis and medications
Support with optimisation and titration of evidence-based heart failure medications, to achieve individual optimum doses
Advice on self-monitoring, how to recognise worsening heart failure symptoms early and when to seek help
Prevention of hospital admission/readmission where possible
Lifestyle advice and referrals to other services if required
Patients must be referred by their GP or a health professional involved in their care.
Patients previously known to the service who have been discharged by the team can self-refer themselves back to the service.
Service times: 08:30am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)