Tag: rehab

Volunteers make all the difference to heart patients

Volunteers are making a real difference to how well heart patients stick with their recovery programmes. In a new initiative, Gateway volunteers have joined up with the cardio team at University Hospital Birmingham to support patients as they get well.  Kate Gee, a nurse consultant for coronary heart disease at  University Hospital Birmingham, describes how volunteering helps the patients – and the volunteers.

Gateway volunteers help heart patients recover

Consultant cardio nurse, Kate Gee describes how volunteers help heart patients recover.

Regular dance classes are helping heart patients get back on their feet. It’s a new initiative run by the cardio team at Birmingham University Hospital and part of its success is the involvement of volunteers from Gateway.  Kate Gee, the consultant nurse  leading the project talks about the difference the volunteers make.