About 18 months ago upon receiving the triple diagnosis of “Quite Serious Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation and Sleep Apnea” I was shocked and my self confidence took a huge dip, this was followed by tests, a range of medication, night-time oxygen and I was eventually referred to Heart Care.

The Heart Care team were and still are so good, always professional, empathetic, friendly and could not be more helpful allowing me to rebuild my confidence and improve my health to the extent that my diagnosis has recently been reassessed from moderate to mild and the night-time oxygen discontinued.

Yes, the medication plays a huge role but I do not underestimate the success of the twice weekly exercise sessions at Heart Care, long may they continue under the watchful eye of the team and who are rapidly becoming friends. I have no hesitation in encouraging anyone to take advantage of this wonderful facility.

Thank you all again and please keep up your hard work. 

Gerald Nicholson

February 2020 Update

December saw further tests and I was absolutely delighted to be told that my Heart Failure was now normalized also I had good Atrial Fibrillation rate control, this is due to medication, good compliant use of the CPAP machine and last but not least, my twice weekly exercise sessions at Heart Care Walsall.  The Consultant was very pleased to discharge me and ordered "more of the same".  So Heart Care you have looked after me for the past 15 months and love me or not, you will be continuing to see my face twice weekly into the future for many years to come. 

Thank you so much for your part in my recovery and again, I encourage people to take advantage of this wonderful facility. 

Gerald Nicholson