Please feel free to print off form or contact address at bottom of the form if you would like to donate.
Thank you in advance
|North Gwent Cardiac Rehab, c/o Flat 15 Ty Meddyg, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, Gwent NP7 7EG|
|North Gwent Cardiac Rehabilitation and Aftercare Charity|
|Registered Charity No. 1056887|
If you are a UK tax payer, we are eligible to receive GIFT AID on your sponsored contribution at 25 pence in the £, at no cost to you. It is imperative that you tick the GIFT AID box.
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WALK for Cardiac Rehab – Bryn Bach Park, Tredegar
Sunday 9th September 2018
11am – 1pm
- In memory of Peter Butterfield ●
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|Thank you so much for your support!
Please bring your sponsorship form with you on the day of the walk. You are welcome to give in your sponsorship money on the day, or by sending via cash or cheque by 7th October 2018 to
Owen Webber, 14 Arches Close, Dukestown, Tredegar, Gwent NP22 4DS.
CARDIAC CARE: NEW APPROACHES
Are you a cardiac survivor?
JOIN US FOR A DAY OF INTERESTING TALKS WITH CONSULTANT CARDIOLOGISTS DR NISHAT SIDDIQI & DR STEPHEN HUTCHISON ON HEART DISEASE, PLUS PROFESSIONAL DISCUSSIONS INTO DIET & EXERCISE, PLUS MUCH MORE.
FRIENDS & FAMILY WELCOME
MONDAY 1st OCTOBER 2018 10am – 4pm
THE EDUCATION CENTRE NEVILL HALL HOSPITAL ABERGAVENNY, NP7 7EG
TICKETS £5 per person (includes lunch & refreshments)
Reg Charity No: 1056887
ARE YOU A CARDIAC SURVIVOR?
For full programme and to BOOK your place CONTACT Tracey Lewis on 01873 732510 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This alert from ‘Gwent Now’
The BHF (British Heart Foundation) are hoping that this area will soon have a BHF owned shop.
The monies raised from the goods sold there would go to the British Heart Foundation which is a registered Charity. This idea is excellent and there are several of these shops throughout the UK already.
Pictured here is Simon Gillespie C.E.O of the BHF accompanied by Sylvia and Paul Jones.
Sylvia is the Chairwoman of the Gwent branch of the BHF.
Sylvia and Paul have helped raise several thousand pounds in aid of the BHF
We thank them for all the work they do.
Gwent has recently formed a new Heart Failure Steering Group and it is headed by Dr Jackie Austin.
and Professor Linda Ross.
In order to ensure we receive feedback from across Gwent we are sending out an invitation.
We want to ensure that the needs of all of the community are met and consequently we are particularly interested in individuals from the Black and Asian minority ethnic communities (BAME) in Gwent.
Interested individuals can contact Chairman Mike Morgan and he will be able to pass your details on to Jackie.
Mike’s details can be found on the Contact Page of this blog.
The Heart Failure Steering Group looks forward to making your acquaintance.
From the BBC News Website
I’m sure most of us would agree that this can only be a good thing
Well done to Sandra, Mike & Lynne for helping to raise awareness of GwentDefibbers Support Group
They were invited to a celebration of Gwent Voluntary Associations (GAVO) at Botany Bay, Tintern. His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall were in attendance.
The BBC wrote https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-44679357
We’re VERY proud of them all and as soon as photos are available I’ll update the site
Hope you’re well.
BHF is looking to do some work around better understanding the views and needs of people affected by heart and circulatory conditions, such as yourself, and we would really appreciate your help.
As well as doing our own consultations with patients and carers later in the year, we’ve asked Picker (a leading organisation in patient centred care) to do some research from an outside perspective.
As part of this they are looking to do phone interviews with patients and carers who have Heart Failure to share their views on the services provided by the NHS and the British Heart Foundation.
Am I right in thinking you have Heart Failure? If so, would you be interested in taking part?
It will be a chance for you to discuss the challenges you and others with the condition face, what you would most want to change about your healthcare, what support you would want from BHF and much more.
You can find out more information on their website (http://ow.ly/oCOf30kxNOr) and Picker will provide you with £30 shopping vouchers as a thank you for your time.
If you’re interested in taking part, or have any questions at all, please get in touch directly with Susanne Käsbauer or Alan Poots at Picker on 01865 208100 or email email@example.com
I do apologise for the very short notice but do hope you will be able to take part. If you do get involved, do let me know how you found the session.
What if my ICD gives me a shock?
Cardiff & Vale University Board Patients –
First ever shock – contact electrocardiogram (ECG) department on 02920 743325 between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
One or two shocks – inform ECG Department, but a visit to them may not be necessary.
Cwm Taf University Health Board Patients –
All patients who have their cardiac device care at Royal Glamorgan Hospital should inform their Arrhythmia Nurse or Cardiac Device Clinic after experiencing any shock therapy.
Arrythmia Nurse – Dawn Watkins – 01443 443443 ext 6486 or Cardiac Device Clinic – 01443 443226
Multiple shocks or more than two shocks in quick succession – you will need to be admitted to hospital to check your heart rhythm and your ICD. You will need to call 999.
If the ambulance crew record an ECG make sure someone asks for a copy of the ECG reading.
Remember – after a shock, find a place to sit or lie down and try to keep calm. If possible, have someone stay with you throughout the event. These are guidelines only. If you feel unwell after a shock then you must seek medical advice. If at any time you need someone to talk to, then please contact one of our committee members who are more than happy to talk to you about life with an ICD.
GwentDefibbers would like to thank Professor Chris George for attending our support group meeting.
Professor George specialises in genetic research and looking at how our genes affect cardiac arrhythmias. His talk was very informative and interesting and offered the group a marvellous insight into the cardiac research that is taking place ‘behind the scenes’.
Pictured here from L – R Sandra, Chris George, and Mike
More information regarding the research that is undertaken by Chris George and his team can be found here http://www.swansea.ac.uk/press-office/latest-news/ground-breakingbhfcymruresearchatmedicalschoolimpressescabinetsecretaryforhealth.php