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Cardiac Services

Coronary care

The CHD Services available across Birmingham includes: 

  • A Community Heart Failure Specialist service and a
  • A Community Cardiac Rehabilitation service

Referral and access into the services will depend on the area across Birmingham in which you live and is for patients of 18 years of age and above.

Who is it for? 

  • The Heart Failure service is offered to patients that have had a confirmed diagnosis of heart failure and are registered with a Birmingham GP.

  • The Cardiac Rehabilitation service offers an exercise programme to patients following their discharge from secondary care, following undergoing a heart event. Patients must be registered with a Birmingham GP.


Referrals:

  • Referrals for the community heart failure service will be accepted for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of heart failure and have a cardiologist management plan in place.

  • Referrals for the cardiac rehabilitation services will be accepted for patients requiring cardiac rehabilitation for phases 2, phases 3 and phases 4 following recovery from a heart event e.g. CABG, valve surgery, PCI or ACS

Who delivers it?

  • The Heart Failure service is delivered by a team of Community Heart Specialist Nurses based within the community. Home visits can be arranged for those patients that are unable to attend one of the 12 Community Heart failure Clinic. The team also work closely with secondary care colleagues, have access to the lead Cardiologists and provide support by undertaking secondary care clinics.

  • The Cardiac Rehabilitation Programmes are delivered by Community Cardiac Specialist Nurses, Exercise Physiologist and a Fitness Instructor.

  • Both teams are well supported by three secretarial and administrative staff who have vast experience of cardiac medical terminology.  


Cardiac Services are based at:

Referrals are only accepted from secondary care for patients requiring cardiac rehabilitation following recovery from CABG, valve surgery, PCI or ACS.

Referrals for the community heart failure service will be accepted for all patients with a confirmed diagnosis of heart failure and a cardiologist management plan.


Contact

Cardiac Services
Fort Dunlop
Sixth Floor – Fort Dunlop
Fort Parkway
Birmingham
B24 9FF

The Phone Number: 
0121 466 2170

The FAX Number:
0121 466 2171

The Secure NHS Account is:
Community.heartfailure@nhs.net