Cardiac rehabilitation should be offered to all patients following an MI, acute coronary syndrome or coronary artery bypass surgery.
For patients who have had their event or surgery in a hospital the referral should be done by secondary care.
If a patient has had a coronary event or surgery outside of Bristol or had an event more than 6 months ago then a referral can be made from primary care.
Referral - NBT
The NBT website has information for patients about their cardiac rehab team. Referrals can be faxed.
Telephone: 0117 4140040
Fax: 0117 4149468
Please note that the NBT cardiac rehab team do not follow up heart valve surgery patients.
For UHB cardiac rehab general enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org (pending a generic nhs.net email address for this service) or please phone 0117 342 6601 for any further cardiac rehab queries.
UHB referrals can be sent by post to:
Level 7 Management Offices
Bristol Heart Institute
Please note that the UHB cardiac rehab team do not routinely follow up heart valve surgery patients unless there is a specific need which is assessed on a case by case basis.
Healthy Hearts - Cardiac Rehabilitation
Bristol City Council website has information about cardiac rehab services in the community for Bristol patients.
They offer follow up of patients in the community following secondary care cardiac rehab and are normally referred by these teams.
They also offer Phase IV (Health Hearts) rehab which provides ongoing exercise and maintenance of lifestyle changes in community setting. Patient leaflets, timetables and referral form are all available on their website.
Referral - WAHT
The WAHT website has information about the cardiac rehab team in North Somerset. They offer a service for patients who have had myocardial infarction, PCI and/or cardiac surgery within the last 6 months.
Referrals should be sent to Davina Turner, Lead Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse at Weston General Hospital or telephone 01934 647079 for advice. Clinics are held at WGH and Hutton Moor Leisure Centre.