The Adult Congenital Cardiac Nurse Specialists
We are experienced Cardiac Nurses who help care for adults with congenital heart problems and their families. We work as members of the Adult Congenital Heart Team, in outpatient clinics and can make visits to the patients’ home as appropriate.
The team provide a service to any patient and family living in the Yorkshire or North Derbyshire.
The service operates weekdays — 08.00 – 16.00 hrs
There is also an answer phone where messages can be left or you can email us for advice or information.
Referrals to the team are accepted from the patient and other health workers.
How we may be able to help
We can assist you and your family to understand your heart condition and treatments
We will respond to referrals within 2 working days
- By being a link with medical staff
- By being a resource for your GP and staff working in District General Hospitals
- By giving advice about any symptoms related to your heart
- By liaising with careers/employment advisors
- By discussing family planning & pregnancy
- By advising on issues such as holding a driving licence, travelling abroad
- Prepare you for surgery or keyhole surgery
- By being there to listen
Our telephone number is 0113 3928154
Clinical Psychology and Counselling Service for Adult Congenital Cardiology
Living with a heart condition can be a very challenging experience. It is not uncommon to go through a range of different thoughts and feelings about your health, which can impact on mood, well-being and quality of life.
We offer confidential emotional support to help you manage and overcome difficult feelings about your heart condition, such as stress, worry, panic, frustration and anger, low mood and sadness.
We start by offering an initial assessment appointment to gather information about you and the things you may be finding difficult, we will then make a plan to help. First sessions usually last an hour to an hour and a half and can be done on the phone or in person. We only share what we have talked about with the professionals involved in your care.
We recognise it can sometimes feel difficult to talk through personal thoughts and feelings, however, we are experienced clinicians who are trained to listen, we always go at your pace and you are welcome to bring a close friend or family member along with you if helpful.
To speak to a member of the team, please contact us on 0113 2065897 (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm) or ask your Specialist Nurse or Consultant to get in touch.