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Cardiothoracic Services

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Living Well with Heart Failure

The Living Well with Heart Failure programme offers patients with heart failure, and their family and friends, the opportunity to gain confidence in managing their condition.

The programme is run by our multidisciplinary team of staff, and is carefully designed to give participants the chance to ask questions and share experiences with other people facing similar challenges.

The programme runs for eight weeks, on Friday afternoons in Sobell Day Services, Sobell House Hospice, Oxford.

Each week offers a discussion and learning session on a different theme, as well as gentle physical activity and a relaxation session.

The discussion sessions cover specific areas, such as managing breathlessness and keeping on the move. They also cover broader themes giving participants the opportunity to explore nutrition and living with uncertainty.

The physical activity and relaxation exercises are designed so that patients can continue with them at home.

There is plenty of time to ask questions and to talk, privately if required, with our professional team of nurses and occupational therapists, our music therapist and Chaplain.

During the physical activity session, family members and friends accompanying patients have a chance to discuss their own experiences separately with a member of the team, and with the family and friends of other patients with heart failure, if they wish.

Contact us

For more information, including booking enquiries, please contact Stephanie Little.

  • Stephanie Little
    Project Lead, Living Well with Heart Failure
    Sobell Study Centre
  • Email: stephanie.little@ouh.nhs.uk
  • Tel: 01865 857085