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Heart failure

Sandwell Community Heart Failure Service provides a specialist nursing service. This is for patients with chronic heart failure who are registered with a Sandwell GP.

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Team

The service is provided by six specialist heart failure nurses, along with a healthcare assistant, a palliative care heart failure nurse and a business support officer.

Two members of the team are sponsored and supported by the British Heart Foundation.

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.

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.

We 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

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 612 2424
Email: SWBH-GM-CommunityHeartFailureService@nhs.net.

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