Cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation service

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About the service

The cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation service delivers specialist assessment, planning and care to encourage and support patients through a 6 – 8 week programme of exercise and education, helping them to achieve and maintain optimal physical and psychological health. We offer group based exercise sessions or individual home programmes.

A comprehensive individualised assessment is completed for each patient with a personalised plan of care. This assessment can take place face to face, via telephone or video consultation. Prior to starting the programme, patients will have a pre-programmed exercise assessment. They will also undertake pre and post programme outcomes such as a 6 minute walk test or shuttle walk test, quality of life questionnaires and PHQ 9 & GAD 7 (depression & anxiety scores). The outcomes are shared with the patient after completing the programme and sent to their GP and referrer.

The service is delivered from the following venues:

Saint Helen’s Church Community Hall
High Street
Rotherham S63 0QZ

The Rockingham Centre
Sheffield Road
Barnsley S74 0PY

Penistone Leisure Centre
Thurlstone Road
Sheffield S36 9EF

Barnsley (Long Term Exercise) Heart Support Group
The Old Bakery
116 Midland Road
Barnsley S71 4QT

Pulmonary rehabilitation films

We’ve commissioned some new short films that explain our pulmonary rehabilitation programme and the benefits of attending, including patients describing their experiences. The videos below are aimed at both patients and referrers such as GPs.

Why would someone choose the service?

Facilities provided by the cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation service include a fully equipped gym and education room for patient use.

Results from our patient and public involvement survey, April 2014, showed:

  • 98% said they understand the benefits of exercise.
  • 94% felt attending cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation had helped them manage their condition
  • 100% are extremely likely or likely to recommend the service to others and family if they needed similar care or treatment.
  • 100% said they had the opportunity to ask questions.
  • 100% said car parking was very good or quite good.

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