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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.

  • Service Location:
    • Crowborough
    • Lewes
    • High Weald, Lewes and Havens (HWLH)
    • 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 721529 or through your own General Practitioner.
    Fax: 01825 721530 for the attention of the Heart Failure Team
  • Opening Hours:
    Currently the service is available as follows:
    Monday: 9am to 4pm
    Tuesday to Friday 8am to 4pm

    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).
  • More Information:
  • Directorate:
    Adults HWLH
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