Patients are referred to the community heart failure service by secondary care (Hospital), GPs or other healthcare professionals.
Our referral criteria is:
We see patients with all types of chronic heart failure. We require a completed referral form sent to us by fax, post or email. It should include the reason for referral and if the referral is Urgent (at risk of admission within the next 48 hours) or Non-urgent. We aim to all patients within two weeks.
In an emergency you must call 999 or your GP. We are not an emergency or rapid service and see all patients on an appointment basis. If a patient is at risk of admission we can see a patient within 48 hours of the referral being accepted.
Referrers can telephone us to discuss the referral if needed on 01273 265593
This service is provided to patients