A voluntary self-funding group of heart patients and their careers that help patients and careers face the future

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Next Meeting Monday 15th September 2014

September 15th – We will be joined by Jenni Foulds who is a CTC based dietician. We have not had a dietician presentation for a couple of years and it will be good to hear the updates on current advice.

Statins are prescribed to people with cardiovascular disease and to those at high risk. June Davison puts some of your questions to Professor Richard Hobbs, head of Primary Care (Health Sciences) at the University of Oxford and a part-time GP.

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Please Note !

From June this year we will be changing our monthly group meeting night to:-

Monday’s

To a larger hall at Laindon Centre. This is due to exceeding the numbers allowed in our present  room (Heath & Safety) etc

Sunday 20th July 2014. BHF Bike Ride –   

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Buddy System – We are very keen to establish a “buddy” network as part of the group’s continuing desire to provide practical support to patients and families who have experienced a cardiac event. We are seeking volunteers from within the group to offer their time to speak to patients who are recently discharged from hospital or about to go in to have a procedure or a carer who has a full list of worries and concerns for the wellbeing of their partner.  This opportunity to speak with someone who has gone through what you are about to can prove to be invaluable. We believe that everybody will benefit from speaking to somebody who has “been there, done that and bought the T Shirt” (you can actually buy the T Shirt from us!). This will not be a case of having people ringing you at all times of the day. The patients will be closely matched so that their condition matches your own and they will be told a time to call that is convenient for you. Please cast your mind back to your own event and consider how useful it would have been to have the opportunity to speak with someone.

Important Notice – We are on the move. With effect from the meeting in June, we will be in the dining room on the third Monday of the month. This is a bigger room and will be more comfortable for our meetings.

The new dates are:  July 21st  September 15th  October 20th  November 17th.


The speakers programme remains unchanged and we hope that this change will not inconvenience you and that we continue to see you at group meetings.

Promenade on the Pier 2014 – This is scheduled for Sunday 28th September. Lita Freegard has asked if we can help with marshalling duties on the day or take part. Contact Lita lfreegard@aol.com

All funds will be split between the Southend Cardiac Rehab Gym and the CTC REhab gym for equipment they may need. Last years walk raised £1.320, lets see if we can do better in 2014.

 

Bingo Night – Friday 15th August. We will have tickets available at the June group meeting. They will be priced at £7.50 which includes a fish and chip supper during the evening. You will be able to purchase your books for the bingo on the night. This is a fun social evening with a chance to chat with other members of the group and also maybe win some money.

Lucus System purchase and presented

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