Cardiac health and rehabilitation

What we do

The multi-professional team at King’s Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation service includes specialist nurses, a physiotherapist, a psychologist and an exercise specialist.

We ensure our patients have the highest quality of care. We help them to understand and manage their heart condition, so they can improve the health of their heart as well as their quality of life and general well-being

We provide patients, their families and carers with individual advice, support and information. We offer a full rehabilitation service for local patients, including a home visit, clinic appointments, psychological support, help with changing their lifestyle and a cardiac health programme of exercise, education and relaxation.

We send patients a questionnaire and other paperwork for them to complete before their clinic appointments, which they should bring with them when they attend. In addition, they should bring with them an up-to-date list of medications and any other paperwork relevant to their heart condition.

Our advice line for patients is available Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (24-hour answerphone).

Preparing for your appointment

We will send you a questionnaire and other paperwork for you to complete before your clinic appointments. Please bring these with you when you attend. In addition, please bring with you an up-to-date list of your medications and any other paperwork relevant to your heart condition.

Location

First floor, Hambleden Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3495
  • Advice Line: +44 (0)20 3299 3495

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

We treat/provide the following treatments:

  • myocardial infarction
  • cardiac surgery (coronary artery bypass or valve surgery)
  • angioplasty/stent
  • heart failure patients referred from hospital heart failure or community heart failure team
  • other cardiac patients/out-of-area patients on individual assessment.

What is required before referring a patient

Patients should bring an up-to-date list of medications and any other paperwork relevant to their cardiac event/intervention to their clinic appointments.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

Patients are referred to our service:

  • as inpatients at King's
  • from other local hospitals
  • by their GP if they have had a cardiac event or intervention within the last six months.

To refer to us from outside King's:

  • email patient and case details to kch-tr.cardiacrehab@nhs.net.
  • or post a covering letter and details to: Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Service, 2nd floor, New MRI block, Cheyne Wing, King's College Hospital, London SE5 9RS

Tel 020 3299 3495

Emergency Referrals

This is a non-emergency service.

Other Queries

Call our advice line for information regarding any recovery issues post-cardiac event/intervention.

Tel 020 3299 3495, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (24-hour answerphone).

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Mrs Jane Brackston Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist
Miss Cecilia Falconer Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist
Ms Ritu Kalsi Senior Psychologist in Cardiac Health & Rehabilitation
Mrs Annie Landy Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist
Mrs Denise Leufer Lead Nurse - Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation team
Mrs Clare Pearson Heart Failure Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist
Mr Iain Waite Cardiac Physiotherapy Specialist