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Heart failure

The Sandwell Heart Failure Service consists of two acute heart failure nurses who treat patients from around Sandwell and west Birmingham.

They work alongside the community heart failure team, based at The Lyng, in West Bromwich, who hold regular clinics within GP surgeries and also see patients at home.

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Team

The Heart Failure team, both acute and community, provide patient support and education on coping with their diagnosis. 

 

Services

We provide specialist nursing for the management, support and education of patients with chronic heart failure. We work closely with cardiologists (heart specialists) and lead physicians, treating patients at all stages of coping with heart failure.

Within the community, we care for patients with a combination of home visits and telephone contact. We also provide community clinics where patients are seen in a general practice or health centre by a specialist nurse.

Both the acute and community service  assess patients and help them with:

  • Managing their medications
  • Lifestyle support
  • Psychological support
  • Blood tests
  • Electro-cardiograms (recording electrical activity in the heart)

We aim to provide care for all patients who are diagnosed with heart failure. We work closely with other professionals to improve the outcomes for patients with heart failure, and reduce hospital stays.

Patient Stories

Please feel free to share your experiences of this service. Please e-mail your views to swbh.comms@nhs.net

Patient Information

Patient information leaflets
Sandwell Community Heart Failure Service

Contacts

Acute:
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Sheldon Block
City Hospital
Birmingham
B18 7QH
Telephone: 0121 507 5689/3836
Email: swbh.acuteheartfailurenurses@nhs.net

Community:
Sandwell Community Heart Failure Team
The Lyng Centre for Health and Social Care
Frank Fisher Way
West Bromwich
B70 7AW

Telephone (message taking service): 0121 507 2664 (option 4)

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