Cardiac Rehabilitation Service – Wigan Borough

Description of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Service service

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Service provides the following:

1. A multi-disciplinary service that provides individualized holistic assessment of physical, psychological and social needs of patients and their families who have suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or undergone cardiac surgery (stent implantation, bypass, valve surgery).
2. Education advice and support on lifestyle and risk factor modification e.g. physical activity, diet, alcohol and smoking cessation.
3. Effective evidence based medication management in line with national and local guidance.
4. Supports return to work.
5. Provides a home visit within five working days post discharge from hospital. This is provided by the Specialist Nurse for patients with a diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction (heart attack)
6. Provides a follow-up in clinic by Doctor & Specialist Nurse for patients with a diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction (heart attack)
7. Offers referral to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Programme in the closest locality.
8. 1:1 Psychological support is provided post MI/cardiac Surgery
9. Functional/Daily activity needs are addressed
10. Provides a stress management programme.


Who can access the service?

Any patients that meet the following criteria and are willing to enrol into the Cardiac Rehabilitation Service Programme.

  • All patients diagnosed with myocardial infarction will be reviewed by the cardiac rehabilitation specialist nurse before being referred into the cardiac rehabilitation exercise programme that is run by cardiac rehabilitation specialist physiotherapists.
  • Patients who have experienced cardiac surgery such as bypass, stent implantation, valve surgery will be referred directly to the cardiac rehabilitation exercise programme for assessment and/or advice.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Service exercise classes are offered at:

Boston House
Frog Lane
Wigan
WN6 7LB

Platt Bridge Health Centre
Rivington Avenue
Platt Bridge
WN2 5NG

Leigh Health Centre
The Avenue
Leigh
WN7 1HR


Where is the service offered?

Boston House
Wigan Health Centre
Entrance A
1st Floor
Frog Lane
Wigan
WN6 7LB


Contact details

Kerry Austin Cardiac rehab nurse specialist 01942 482259 (Wigan area)
Jennifer Hilton Cardiac rehab nurse specialist 09142 264307 (Leigh area)
Gemma Murray Cardiac rehab nurse specialist 01942 483025 (Ashton area)


Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm (excluding bank holidays)


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