Chester Heart Support Group is 30 years old. It was started by Jane Bignell, the Cardiac Physiotherapist working at the Countess of Chester Hospital. There were so many heart patients waiting Cardiac Rehabilitation that she had the foresight to see the urgent need for a Support Group, for patients and their carers.
The prime purpose of the Support Group is to offer support and friendship to both the patient and the carer. Advice and help is offered to all new members. Anyone who is ill receives a card, phone calls to check progress and personal visits both in hospital and at home. Ladies receive flowers and men a fruit basket after returning home.