Accrington Heart Failure Awareness Day
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European Heart Failure Day – Education Day

We are delighted that we are able to confirm that we will be setting up educational stands at Asda Stores in Accrington slap bang in the middle of East Lancashire.

On Friday 6th May 2011 we will have educational stands set up to help Heart Failure Patients, their Carers, Family and anybody who would like to learn more about Heart Failure. the event starts at 10am and finishes at 7pm.

We will have three educational displays. Each educational display will focus on certain areas –

  1. Heart Failure and support in the local community – Pumping Marvellous
  2. You and your Heart – British Heart Foundation
  3. “Heart of Blackburn” appeal for the new 3D echo cardiogram at the Royal Blackburn Hospital

We will have support from the following organisations

Pumping Marvellous

British Heart Foundation

East Lancashire very own award National Champions and winning Heart Failure Nursing team

Healthy Lifestyles Team

Cardio Teams from the Royal Blackburn

PALS team from NHS East Lancashire

According to NICE Heart Failure effects more than 900,000 people in the UK. It effects 1.8% of the population over the age of 45.  The prognosis indicates 30-40% of patients die within the first year, a worse survival rate than colon or breast cancer and 1 in 4 patients are re admitted to hospital within a year of diagnosis.

In East Lancashire where there are amplified coronary problems the figures look even worse. It is estimated that between 3-5% of the population have Heart Failure which equates to between 10,500 and 17,500 people. Between 700 and 800 are known by the Heart Failure Nursing Team and a number are managed within the GP poulation so where are the other?

So come down and show us some support even if it is whilst you are doing your shopping. We would also like to say a big thank you to Katy and her colleague team at Asda for being so proactive and welcoming.


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