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Community cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation has been proven to speed up recovery and significantly reduce future heart problems.

The programme is facilitated by a specially trained team who will support and advise you on risk factor management and exercise enabling you to regain your confidence and return to your everyday activities.

All programmes are individualised to meet your needs and goals. More information about Cardiac Rehabilitation can be found here: Cardiac Rehabilitation | NHS East of England.


Introduction to Cardiac Rehabilitation

A brief overview is provided by this video about Cardiac Rehabilitation from Dr Zaman, consultant cardiologist at West Suffolk Hospital.

Services provided

Initially you will have a Cardiac Nurse led assessments, with identification of risk factors, medication review, setting of personal goals.  Our Cardiac Nurses will complete a full cardiac assessment and advise you on risk factor management.  Throughout your programme we will support and advise you.  We encourage the involvement of family and friends to provide education and support to you all.

When ready we will progress you to the exercise phase of your programme enabling you to regain your confidence and return to your everyday activities.  At this time you will meet our Cardiac Specialist Exercise Instructor who will prescribe a programme tailored to meet your individual needs and goals. 

We have multiple types of programmes available which are either virtual, home or group based:

Home-based Programmes are facilitated through your Cardiac Rehabilitation team.  You will be supported through this programme with frequent telephone contact.

Group-based Programmes (virtual groups also available) are circuit based and although set in a group environment everyone works to their own individual intensity.

We run heart information sessions once every 12 weeks, which you will be expected to attend to one of these during your time with us.  There is also opportunity for you and your family to learn CPR – live saving skills with our team.

Monthly Mindfulness sessions with Wellbeing Suffolk are available and we would encourage you to attend one of these sessions.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.  We hope you enjoy your programme.


Inclusion criteria

You will be included in our cardiac rehabilitation if you have been diagnosed with any of the following in the past three months:

  • ACS: STEMI / NSTEMI / PCi / PPCi / Stable Angina / SCAD
  • Cardiac Surgery: CABG / Valve Surgery / Other Cardiothoracic
  • Stable Heart Failure & Cardiomyopathies
  • Congenital
  • Heart Transplant


Contact the team

Team Contact Details: (Service Hours: Monday – Friday  0830 – 1630)

Telephone:  0300 123 24 25

Address:  Sudbury Community Health Centre, Church Field Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2DZ




As a team we cover the west Suffolk community

Initial assessment locations:

  • Newmarket – Newmarket Community Hospital
  • Sudbury – Sudbury Community Health Centre
  • Haverhill – Haverhill Health Centre
  • Home Visits – for eligible Cardiac Rehab referrals

 Group Exercise Locations:

  • Brandon Leisure Centre
  • Newmarket Leisure Centre – including Lower Intensity Group
  • Sudbury Community Health Centre – including Lower Intensity Group