European Heart Failure Day – Education Day
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 -
- Heart Failure and support in the local community – Pumping Marvellous
- You and your Heart – British Heart Foundation
- “Heart of Blackburn” appeal for the new 3D echo cardiogram at the Royal Blackburn Hospital
We will have support from the following organisations
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.
World Heart Failure Day Announced for the 6th May 2011
This year World Heart Failure day is inked in for Friday 6th May 2011. To mark this day Pumping Marvellous has organised with NHS East Lancashire and the British Heart Foundation a full day of awareness for Heart Failure
and raising some badly needed money for the new 3D Echo Cardiogram for the Royal Blackburn Hospital. The BHF have been tasked with raising a lions share of money for the new 3D Echo for the Cardiology Department of the Royal Blackburn Hospital.
The event will be held on the 6th May2011 at the Asda store in Accrington. There will be people representing Pumping Marvellous, the British Heart Foundation, NHS East Lancashire Heart Failure Nursing Team, NHS East Lancashire PALS and the Healthy Lifestyle Team. We will be there from 10am in the morning until around 6/7pm. Our education stand will be raising awareness of Heart Failure to the general public in East Lancashire and talking through the condition and the support available to people. We will also be raising the profile of the 3D Echo machine and what it will give the people of East Lancashire. The teams will also be testing there skills as expert bag packers for Asda’s customers whilst raising funds for the 3D Echo appeal.
A local appeal delivered by local people.
Please come down and support us or just give us a wave whilst you are doing your shopping.
New 3D Echo Appeal for the Royal Blackburn Cardiology Department
The BHF are supporting and fund raising for a new 3D Echo Cardiogram machine that will enable cardiac consultants to further help heart failure patients in the East Lancs area via the Royal Blackburn Hospital. Pumping Marvellous will be adding that local touch to the campaign and assisting the BHF with it’s target. When we have further details we will do a more concise piece on it but here are some of the photos taken that will be used in the media campaign to build awareness of the cause.