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
Referrals are accepted from Consultant Cardiologists/Physicians, General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, District Nurses, Community Matrons, Heart Failure Specialist Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, or patient self-referral.
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.