Welcome to Cardiac RehabBasingstoke & Alton Cardiac Rehabilitation Charity ("Cardiac Rehab") helps residents of north, east and mid Hampshire (and the surrounding areas) to recover and then maintain their health and fitness after heart attacks and heart operations.
Since January 2009 we have also offered the Staywell Scheme, under which GPs can refer to us people at risk of developing heart disease, for courses of exercise and health education.
With a history going back to the late 1970s, and operating from its purpose-built Centre in Alton from 1997, Cardiac Rehab is one of the most well-established and respected organisations of its kind in the UK. We are one of the largest providers of cardiac-related exercise and health education in the South of England, with over 50 hours per week of exercise sessions at the Centre.
The charity provides subsidised services to its users. The Centre costs over £200,000 per year to run, of which we need to raise nearly 50% though fundraising efforts. We need your support!
Cardiac Rehab operates in purpose-built premises at Alton in Hampshire.
Our services revolve around a gym in which are run exercise sessions for the purpose of cardiac rehabilitation, exclusively for people referred in from hospitals, GPs and other health professionals. As specialists in our field we provide an exercise environment that is safe, secure, unintimidating and friendly.
- Facilities for an NHS clinical team to run Phase III cardiac rehabilitation courses for patients discharged from the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke (and from other hospitals on request). The hospital also runs a Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic from our site.
- Our own Phase IV cardiac rehabilitation "continuing exercise" sessions, open to anyone referred to us by a health professional. Clients travel to us from within an approximate 20 mile radius, including from Basingstoke, Winchester, Farnham, Petersfield and Fleet, and often exercise regularly with us for years. We run over 50 hours of classes per week and have over 25,000 client attendances per year. These exercise sessions are also attended by people on our Staywell Scheme for the primary prevention of heart disease.
All of our exercise instructors are qualified to standards set by the British Association for Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation (BACPR Phase IV) and all staff at the Centre are trained in cardiac resuscitation techniques.
It costs over £250,000 each year to run and support the Cardiac Rehab Centre. To help meet these costs we must raise over £140,000 each year through donations, fundraising events and similar. Cardiac Rehab's most recent annual report and accounts can be found at the Charity Commission's website. Our charity number is 1013238.
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