Redditch Hale and Hearties Heart Support Group
Meeting dates, Events and News: 2020
Our bi-monthly meetings will be held on the dates shown below:
All meetings are held at Community House, Easemore road, Redditch (b98 8ye) at 7:30pm unless otherwise stated below.
4th - Prestigious Award for the Cardiac Rehabilitation team at the Alex.
The team (Linda, Jane and John) have been awarded the ‘British Association for Cardiovascular
Prevention and Rehabilitation’ (BACPR) Green Award for helping to give people the best
quality of life. The team offer a telephone support line, regular exercise and education classes
and support group meetings for patients with cardiac problems.
Linda Barratt, Cardiac rehab specialist nurse, said “We’re delighted to receive this award,
which would not have been possible without the support of the teams in the Coronary Care unit
and Certified post anesthesia nurse at the Alex. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring
we are putting our patients first and helping them through the four phases of recovery to give
them the best possible quality of life."
20th - The Annual Dinner/Brian Wattison memorial dinner will be taking place at Kings Norton Golf Club.
The entertainment will be, by popular demand, magician Alan Hudson.
All proceeds from the raffle will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Click here for menu
An excellent evening was had by all who attended the event. The food as usual was good, the drink was flowing and much genial conversation taking place. Patrick treated us to his now legendary jokes and banter. The entertainment was provided by Alan Hudson an inner magic circle magician whose magic/comedy show is outstanding. A great evening
With immediate effect all exercise classes have been cancelled. This is in response to the ongoing Corona virus situation. Our members tend to fall into the 'Most at risk group' and given the age demographic of our members and the fact that, by definition, we all have underlying health problems it is prudent to take this action. The committee will contact members when the classes resume, there is no date for this at the moment.
The evening exercise class due to be held at Redditch (Easemore Road)
on the 15th of April will not take place due to building work being carried out on the premises.
22nd - bi-monthly meeting
The Committee have decided that given the current Corona virus situation the Group Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 22nd April has been cancelled.
It is disappointing as we were looking forward to an interesting and informative update from Linda Barratt (Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse).
We will be following Government guidelines regarding classes. Currently it is only large events that are cancelled. We would ask though that people are mindful of the advice about stopping the spread of this disease.
10th - cancelled bi-monthly meeting The June Group Meeting will be going ahead (Government Guidelines permitting). We are delighted to announce that Dr Helen Routledge, Cardiology Consultant from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be coming to speak to us and we welcome your support at this meeting.
12th - cancelled bi-monthly meeting
The annual quiz will be taking place. This has become very popular as it is just good fun; no-one takes it very seriously. People even love to win the booby prize.
14th - cancelled bi-monthly meeting
AGM and Cheese and wine. Information is provided to the Group members about everything that has happened within the Group over the previous year.
9th - cancelled bi-monthly meeting - Christmas carols plus Sherry and mince pies