cardiac charity, Heartbeat, is bringing its cardiac rehabilitation programmes
to Fleetwood. Offering people affected with heart disease and those at high risk
of developing it with an opportunity to improve their health.
is the biggest killer in the UK and 1 in 4 people in Lancashire are affected by
it. Residents in Fleetwood can expect to live shorter lives and experience more
life-changing illnesses than people elsewhere in the country.
Heartbeat is a
local charity that aims to improve these statistics by offering services to
heart patients as well as those identified as being at high risk of developing
cardiovascular disease, such as those with high blood pressure, stroke
patients, obese or overweight patients.
Dr Mark Spencer
of the Mount View Practice said, “Heart disease is a major issue in the town
and it’s great the Heartbeat will be working with local GP practices to reduce
the number of people affected.”
sessions will take place at the Fleetwood Health and Wellbeing centre, Dock
Street and people can ask their GP to refer them, or self-refer if they feel
they would benefit from joining.
Services Manager, Louise Bache said
delighted to be able to bring our cardiac services to Fleetwood. There is a
definite need in the area and we are keen to get people involved and help them
to improve their health and wellbeing.
We want to
raise awareness of heart disease and help local people access the support they
need. We would love to hear from local community groups and businesses to help
us share this positive message and improve the health of Fleetwood residents.
Heartbeat is a
charity that is 100% voluntary funded and as such we need to raise nearly £1
million every year to fund our cardiac services, which now include the
If you would
like to see more about the work Heartbeat does please visit our website www.heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk
or follow us on social media, or call us on 01772 717147
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