Is Your Ticker Tip-Top? – Free talk - 16th September 2015

Is you ticker tip top
Is Your Ticker Tip-Top? – Free talk - 16th September 2015
24 August 2015

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a further ‘Medicine for Members’ event onheart disease prevention and management and the role of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team on Wednesday 16th September, 2–3 pm, at the Education Centre, The Royal Oldham Hospital.

This event will be led by Rachel Legg and Liane Hickling, Senior Physiotherapists from the Pennine Acute Cardiac Rehabilitation team and Joanne Maxwell Cardiac Specialist Nurse. 

  • Coronary Heart Disease is the UK's single biggest killer
  • Nearly one in six men and one in ten women die from coronary heart disease
  • CHD is responsible for around 73,000 deaths in the UK each year, an average of 200 people each day, or one every seven minutes
  • Around 23,000 people under the age of 75 in the UK die from CHD each year
  • 3 million people are living with CHD in the UK - over 1.4 million men and 850,000 women
  • Death rates from coronary heart disease are highest in Scotland and the north of England and lowest in the south of England.

Patients referred to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team will have an initial consultation with a Physiotherapist or Cardiac Specialist Nurse who will determine their needs and arrange their onward management. Treatment is then tailored to the individual’s needs and will include an invitation to our hospital based exercise and education programme.

Liane Hickling, Senior Physiotherapist working in Cardiac Rehab said: “Our aim is to enable patients to regain their independence and to resume normal activities. We aim to motivate patients’, their families and friends to implement lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of further heart disease.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about heart disease prevention and management and the role of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team.  There will also be time for discussion and to ask questions.

The talk will be held on Wednesday 16th September at The Royal Oldham Hospital. The event is free and open to the public, staff and the Pennine Acute Trust’s Foundation Trust members. ‘Medicine for Members’ events are free and are held regularly at our four hospital sites, to give the public, staff and The Pennine Acute Trust’s Foundation Trust members the opportunity to learn more about the services at PAHNT. So far, over 12,000 people have signed up to become FT members.

To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or emailft.membership@pat.nhs.uk