Cardiac Rehabilitation

We can help you regain your confidence, improve your quality of life and most importantly, reduce your chances of further heart problems. Many people are able to return to normal activities following a heart attack, treatment for angina symptoms with an angioplasty and stents or coronary artery bypass surgery.

Who we are

We are a county wide team, with a service manager, specialist nurses, a physiotherapy assistant, a health psychologist and exercise specialists.

What we do

We support people living with heart disease who are discharged from hospital to recover from a cardiac event.

We offer

  • specialist advice and support with lifestyle changes, physical activity and support with emotional wellbeing
  • a supervised exercise programme adapted to suit all abilities
  • a supported home based programme

How we work

To help you we can provide

  • telephone support and advice
  • a personal and comprehensive individualised assessment of your risk factors associated with heart disease.(your partner or carer can attend if you wish)
  • help to identify your needs and choose the best plan of cardiac rehabilitation for you
  • advice and support to set your own goals and make lifestyle changes which will help you 

How you can you access these services

We usually receive a referral for you from the hospital. We are also happy to accept a referral from your GP practice or from yourself. You can download a referral form by clicking on the link.  A referral form contains personal and sensitive information so please make sure that the form is sent to us in a safe and secure way by following this advice.

Please contact one of the following:

Mendip – Wells/Frome
01749 836516

Sedgemoor – Bridgwater & West Somerset – Taunton/Minehead
01278 410047

Waiting time

We aim to contact you within 7 working days of receiving your referral.

Where you can access these services

We run weekly group programmes for 8 weeks in 5 locations across Somerset:

  • Taunton
  • Minehead
  • Frome
  • Wells
  • Bridgwater

If there is not a programme listed in your area we can put you in touch with a programme nearest to you.

Contacts

To contact the service please call:

East Team Leader 01749 836516

West Team Leader 01278 410047

Cardiac Services Manager 07881 845243

Professional referrals should be sent via the Internet E-referral to Cardiac.Referral@sompar.nhs.uk

Written correspondence other than referrals should be sent to:

Cardiac Services
Integrated Lifestyle Service
Unit 8 Bartec 4
Lynx West Trading Estate
Yeovil
BA20 2SU

You can find some additional useful information if you visit the British Heart Foundation's website www.bhf.org.uk.