We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Service provides all patients who fulfil the referral criteria with a patient-centred service to optimise their health and well-being and minimise the risk of recurrent cardiac events.
The service provides cardiac rehabilitation for people who have experienced a cardiac event such as:
· Myocardial infarction/acute coronary syndrome (within the previous 3 months)
· Coronary revascularisation(within the previous 3 months)
· Heart failure
· Following heart valve replacement
In practical terms, cardiac rehabilitation is a professionally supervised programme consisting of:
· A medical assessment to determine risk factors, patient needs and limitations
· A menu-based programme covering six components, namely:
- risk factor management
- cardio protective therapy and implantable devices
- psychosocial status and quality of life
- long-term management
Referrals are accepted from Consultant Cardiologists/Physicians, General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, District Nurses, Community Matrons, Heart Failure Specialist Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.
Please note: we only accept patient referrals via a health professional.
The Cardiac rehabilitation team is situated on the Accrington Victoria Community Hospital site and also at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.
East Lancashire Cardiac Rehabilitation Service
Accrington Victoria Community Hospital
Tel: 01254 732448
Fax: 01254 732744
Burnley General Teaching Hospital
Phase 5. Level 1. Area 7.
Briercliffe Road. (Entrance)
Tel: 01282 804068
Fax: 01282 805024
Maria Hopkinson - Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse
Samantha Chambers - Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse
Carol Greenall - Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse
Tracy Smith - Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse
Phillipa Sansom - Physiotherapist
Alison Strahan - Administrator (Blackburn )
Christine Burnie - Administrator (Burnley )
The office is available to contact Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
There is also an answer machine for out of office messages.