Having a diagnosis of severe COPD, collapsed lung and numerous chronic muscular and skeletal issues, I was referred to the Heart Care Services by my GP.

Unfortunately it coincided with “COVID” and, with a recommendation to isolate, my physical and mental health deteriorated.

The Heart Care Team contacted me regularly by phone giving advice and support. They kept me updated on a start date which I found reassuring.

I started with the Team in April 2021 in poor physical and mental health. However, with their professional support, my stamina and confidence has improved. The targets you are encouraged to achieve are realistic, your health is monitored and support is readily available. The opportunity to continue with the service is offered, which is an asset, as local gyms are not always suitable or comfortable for those with long term health problems.

My thanks to you all for your excellent work.