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Cardiac Rehabilitation

We can help you to recover from an acute heart event – such as a heart attack or surgery – and guide you on how to manage your condition in the long term with our cardiac rehabilitation programme.

If you need emergency medical help, please call 999.

We’re here to help you regain your strength and improve your long term health.

Our programme covers the exercises and education to help you reduce the risk of further heart events, and manage your heart condition effectively.

When you’re referred to us, we’ll complete an assessment with you, and talk to you about your goals and what you’d like to achieve through the programme.

You’ll be able to start the programme after you’re discharged from hospital and are physically well enough.

We run our programme through group sessions at local community centres, or at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. 

If you have difficulties with accessing group sessions or mobility, and you need more one to one support, we may be able to provide a home exercise guide.

We’ll monitor your condition and your progress during your time with us, and give you recommendations when you’ve finished.

We may also direct you to local, council run schemes or other services that may be able to help.

We can help you to recover from an acute heart event, such as:

  • A heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction
  • Heart surgery (e.g. valve replacement or repair, coronary artery bypass graft, stent insertion)
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator, which helps treat abnormal heart rhythms
  • A diagnosed stable heart failure

 

We may be able to help with other conditions. Please speak to your consultant or a nurse about this if you’d like to know more.

Our service is part of our Cardiac And Respiratory Specialist Service (CARSS) at Berkshire Healthcare.

CARSS includes:

Visit the pages above to learn more about each service.

You can be referred to our CARSS services while you’re in hospital, or if you’re registered with a GP in West Berkshire and over the age of 18. 

Depending on your needs, we may refer you to our other CARSS teams if we feel that you would benefit from their support and advice.

To be referred to us, you must be registered with a GP in West Berkshire, and have experience a heart event, such as:

  • A heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction
  • Heart surgery (e.g. valve replacement or repair, coronary artery bypass graft, stent insertion)
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator, which helps treat abnormal heart rhythms
  • A stable heart failure diagnosis

You can also be referred into our service during your stay in hospital.

If you’ve had heart problems while outside of Berkshire, your GP may also refer you.

If you're registered with a GP in East Berkshire, you may be referred to a local hospital, such as the Royal Berkshire Hospital. 

Referrals

All referrals should be made directly to our team

Call 0118 467 2891

Email CardiacRehab1@berkshire.nhs.uk

You’ll be able to start the programme after you’re discharged from hospital and are physically well enough.

All visits to our centres are by appointment only.

Please do not visit our centres unless you have an appointment.

If you’re unsure who to contact, please speak to your GP

Greenham Community Centre

The Nightingales

Greenham

Berkshire

RG14 7SZ


Tilehurst Community Centre

Tilehurst Triangle

Reading

Berkshire

RG30 4RN

 

Wokingham Masonic Centre

7 Reading Road

Wokingham, Berkshire

RG41 1EG 

 

Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH)

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN

 

Depending on availability, we also hold clinic appointments in Reading and Thatcham

West Berkshire Community Hospital

London Road

Benham Hill

Thatcham

RG18 3AS

 

Coley Clinic

Carsdale Close

Reading

RG1 6DL

 

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