Cardiac rehabilitation at UHNM

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The cardiac rehabilitation department at University Hospitals of North Midlands provides cardiac rehabilitation services to individuals throughout North Staffordshire.

The department comprises a team of healthcare professionals including nurses, physiotherapists and exercise physiologists, with the assistance of pharmacists, doctors and consultants.

Cardiac rehabilitation is offered at a variety of venues throughout North Staffordshire, allowing patients the convenience of attending exercise sessions closer to home. In 2013-2014 49% of patients were offered rehabilitation within two miles of their home, and 79% of patients offered rehabilitation within four miles of their home.

Completion of cardiac rehabilitation with the team at University Hospitals of North Midlands has been linked with a 20% reduction in cardiac readmissions within one year of a cardiac event.

The team has been recognised nationally winning the 2014 Patient Safety Award for cardiac care ​and being highly commended in 2015 by the Patient Safety Awards for managing long term conditions.