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Wirral Heart Beat

Address: Wirral Heart Beat, Wirral Heart Support Centre, St. Catherine's Community Hospital, Church Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0LQ
Telephone: 0151 652 2200/ 0151 608 3880  Email: Send message  Website: www.wirralheartbeat.org.uk

Overview

Wirral Heart Beat is an independent charity dedicated to assisting the work of the Wirral Heart Support Centre.

The Heart Support Centre is an NHS Centre of Excellence for cardiac rehabilitation and provides specialist support for local people who have suffered heart attacks or who may have heart related health problems.

Services Provided

 Wirral Heart Beat  provides  "Outreach" gyms in Birkenhead, Bromborough, Ellesmere Port, Heswall, Upton, Wallasey and West Kirby Community Fire Stations. These are provided with great assistance and support from  Cheshire Fire Service and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.   These "Outreach" gyms (which open daily) enable patients who have completed their Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme at Wirral Heart Support Centre, St Catherine's Hospital or the Countess of Chester Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Department to continue regular exercise in a friendly and secure environment.    The "Outreach" gyms are equipped with a full range of specialist exercise equipment .  All "Outreach" gyms are equipped with a defibrillator (supplied by the Charity) and regular training and refresher courses are provided to Gym Supervisors.   Gym users are asked for a "donation" of £1.50 each time they visit a gym.  This money is used to provide insurance cover and pay for the costs of regular maintenance.   Since their establishment, many of the "Outreach" gyms have become "social centres" in their own right with Gym Supervisors and Volunteers arranging a wide range of activities including theatre trips, coach outings to places of interest in North West England, raffles and so on.

Additional Information

 "Ladies Only" Exercise Sessions are available for women from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities at Birkenhead Fire Station on Wednesday Mornings. For further details, please call 0151 608 3880.

Wirral Heart Beat  is always looking for new volunteers to help the work of the charity. If you are interested, please contact the organisation on the above numbers.

For any further information on the activities provided, please contact the organisation directly.

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