Cardiac Rehabilitation Service

Helping cardiac patients return to good health and enjoy an improved quality of life.

Contact us

Admin Team
St Augustine’s Business Centre
0300 123 1709
kcht.cardiacrehabilitation@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Who we are

We are a multi-disciplinary, award-winning team of nurses, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, counsellors, cardiac rehab assistants, administrators and volunteers who work with a wide range of cardiac patients across east Kent. Our aim is to help people return to good health and make lifestyle changes that maintain or improve their quality of life. We see patients in their own homes, outpatient clinics in health centres and GP practices and in community venues.

What we do

We promote secondary prevention through lifestyle changes and offer physical, social and psychological rehabilitation through a range of options. We offer an eight-week exercise programme for anyone who has suffered from a heart attack, angioplasty, bypass surgery, a heart transplant or one of a number of other conditions. We also provide a comprehensive education programme, stress management and referral to other health care professionals.

How do you use this service?

You need to be referred by a GP, healthcare professional or hospital.

Your comments

June 2017
Dover

Very impressed with the support and encouragement of the team.

June 2017
Thanet

The staff have made me so welcome, they have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

June 2017
Canterbury

What a caring and understanding team, always there with support and advice. Top Notch!

May 2017
Shepway

Amazing care from the NHS, we are very fortunate in the county/country. (Counselling)

May 2017
Shepway

Extremely impressed with the Rehab programme from the outset. The team have been professional and friendly in their approach and always encouraging. (Rehab)

May 2017
Ashford

Thank you for all your help, advise and support. Turned what was a frightening experience into a real positive and helped me come out the other side feeling great. (Rehab)

May 2017
Deal

It's brilliant that this service is available at a time when I feel a little in need of re-assurance and information about my condition. (Nursing)

May 2017
Canterbury

All staff are helpful and friendly support was perfect. (Rehab)

April 2017
Shepway

I would like to thank all the hard working staff for their time and effort and feel very lucky to live in a country that looks after people with such dedication.

April 2017
Ashford

Invaluable service to help guide and promote a healthier lifestyle. Sessions on how to look after oneself and give confidence. Friendly and approachable professional staff. Excellent, highly recommend.

April 2017
Canterbury

Brilliant service - all staff supportive and attentive - exercise in credential and restarted my confidence in myself and my health - and encouraged me to use my heart performance to the full (and to trust it). Proud of the NHS.

April 2017
Dover

I found the course supportive and also reassuring in that, when speaking to other attendees you realise that you're all in a similar situation, with some very differing levels of severity and the staff were attentive and friendly. Superb.

April 2017
Thanet

I cannot praise this team high enough, brilliant is an understatement.

April 2017
Dover

A very friendly and caring team of people, a credit to the NHS.

March 2017
Shepway

The cardiac rehabilitation team have been wonderful in their support and encouragement. The exercises and talks have been very beneficial.

March 2017
Ashford

I found the cardiac rehab course extremely helpful and well run. It offered a valuable sense of support and routine whilst in recovery. Hard work at times but a positive feeling that the course helps you to " help yourself" get better.

February 2017
Ashford

I had very good care and attention. My worries were addressed in a friendly way.

February 2017
Thanet

This service has given me so much confidence in myself and the NHS staff have been wonderful. They're so friendly and always put a smile on my face. The weekly talks were also very useful.

February 2017
Canterbury

The course has been good for my health. I have always been treated with respect. Everyone has been very supportive and has explained why and how to do activities.

January 2017
Deal

Everybody was wonderful. Helen paid several visits to put my mind at ease and the rest of the team couldn't do enough for me. I am extremely grateful for their kindness.

January 2017
Dover

Excellent service, has been great support, both emotionally and physically.

January 2017
Canterbury

Efficient, professional, experienced, friendly and compassionate staff. Good at reassurance and confidence building.

December 2016
Thanet

The organisation was run with good humour and a relaxed but vigilant manner. Excellent.

December 2016
Ashford

The follow up care is tremendous. I feel cared for and looked after. Thank you.

December 2016
Shepway

The staff have been so encouraging and supportive after going that extra mile to help you.

November 2016
Herne Bay

This was the best, helpful activity I have experienced since I moved to Herne Bay. Thank you so much.

November 2016
Ashford

I would like to thank the staff for all they have done for me, given me my confidence back.

November 2016
Shepway

A wonderful counsellor. Appointment time keeping spot on. You have a gem on your staff. (Counselling)

October 2016
Canterbury

It has been a very supportive experience and everyone has been very friendly and caring. I was apprehensive to begin the course but it has been a pleasure to come to the classes.

October 2016
Ashford

I felt that it has been a great help in my rehabilitation.

October 2016
Dover

The team are knowledgeable and supportive, attentive and guiding.

September 2016
Shepway

The staff were very professional, friendly attentive and enthusiastic. They made the sessions most enjoyable.

September 2016
Thanet

The counselling has been truly helpful at a very difficult time for me.

September 2016
Dover

I could not have made the progress I have without this programme. It has helped me regain my self belief in my abilities.

August 2016
Canterbury

The cardiac rehabilitation service has been excellent providing support, encouragement and I have found it very beneficial in helping me achieve balance in my life.

August 2016
Dover

I feel that this activity is brilliantly organised and the team are so positive about everything.

August 2016
Ashford

You were all very kind and considerate, very knowledgeable in the after treatment for Cardiac care - thank you all.

August 2016
Thanet

This Cardiac Rehab course is without doubt the best way to get yourself back to fitness and normality. The team that run the course are brilliant.

July 2016
Thanet

This is a fantastic program, really reassuring at a time when worries are foremost in the mind. The staff are simply the best.

July 2016
Canterbury

The support from every member of the team was fanastic. 10 out of 10.

July 2016
Shepway

I found the whole team to be very supportive, professional and safe. The format of the session exercises and group have helped build my confidence back up in my physical body.

June 2016
Canterbury

Everyone is treated equally and are always able to answer any questions asked or they get the information for me if needed. They are always encouraging us and there to help. Everyone is really helpful and kind.

June 2016
Ashford

I have received first class treatment within this group, from a caring and knowledgeable team.

June 2016
Thanet

Everyone has been very helpful and caring. I am very impressed with the level of care I have received.

May 2016
Thanet

From diagnosis to discharge from rehabilitation I cannot fault the care and attention I have been given. Excellent service - thank you so much. Your support and advice has been amazing.

May 2016
Ashford

The service gave me confidence in exercising. All the staff were friendly and professional.

May 2016
Shepway

I felt that all the staff have been caring and considerate to everyone whilst taking into account the differing needs of each patient.

April 2016
Canterbury

Very professional and friendly staff who explain the process thoroughly and are well informed and caring.

April 2016
Ashford

Everyone was friendly and helpful, and seemed genuinely interested in my progress.

April 2016
Dover

The staff are always polite, professional and engage with you all the time.

January 2016

I enjoyed the exercise session and the talks. The whole staff they were great. They gave me the confidence to do things I didnt think I could. (Thanet)

January 2016

Service has been outstanding. (Canterbury)

January 2016

I have been very impressed with the quality of care and friendliness of staff running cardiac rehab. (Ashford)

January 2016

The nurses professionalism was of a high standard. She was a credit to her profession. (Dover)