We are thrilled to have been given a generous grant! Heart Care has been working hard during this health crisis to support vulnerable patients suffering from heart and lung diseases by providing over the phone support and information on social media and our website.
Many patients are elderly and alone and the lockdown has affected their physical and mental health. However, the team have been able to provide support, health advice and signpost to
any other services that might be of help to them.
Betty, 84 and has been taking part in our
home exercise programme. Having recently come out of hospital with heart problems she had no further follow up appointments pencilled in, feeling abandoned fortunately one of Heart Care’s nurses made contact. Since then the team has scheduled regular calls with Betty saying:
“The calls and chats have been a great help. It felt like a lifeline!”