Heart Failure Service (HWLH)

We are a community heart failure team working across the High Weald, Lewes and Havens locality of East Sussex. We see patients who are over 18 years of age with a confirmed diagnosis of heart failure by echocardiogram and who are aware of heart failure. At present we see patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction.

We visit patients in their own homes, giving advice and information around self-management of Heart Failure. We also give education in recognizing early signs and symptoms and who to call if you need advice or a home visit.

We work as per NICE guidance for Heart Failure (2010) and aim to optimize as indicated preventative medications for heart failure such as ACE inhibitors and Beta blockers. We work closely with the GP in managing patients with heart failure. We provide a personalized care plan for heart failure management and share care with the GP and other community services Support Groups

The British Society for Heart Failure website has details of support groups.

Coverage

Crowborough, Lewes, NHS High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group, Uckfield

How To Access

We take referrals from the GP surgeries, the Secondary care hospitals and any other health professionals who identify the need for specialist care. Patients known to our service can refer themselves when care is needed as necessary.

We do not cover out of hours and do not have emergency cover. In cases of emergency please contact our on call GP.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01825 745044 or through your own General Practitioner.
Fax: 01825 745019 for the attention of the Heart Failure Team

Opening Hours

Currently the service is available Tuesday to Thursday
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Thursday: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Clinics are run at:
Crowborough War Memorial Hospital on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday mornings of each month.
Uckfield Hospital on alternate Wednesday afternoons.
Home visits are undertaken on the other days.

How to find us

Located at Uckfield Hospital (Disabled parking at the hospital is available).

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