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Community Heart Failure Team

What We Do

The Community Heart Failure Team - Liverpool

The Community Heart Failure Team comprises of 5 heart failure nurses, and operates city wide. This is a specialist Heart Failure service geared towards the management of patients with a diagnosis of heart failure.

The aim of the team is to manage patients with a clinical diagnosis of heart failure, in order to optimise anti-heart failure therapies, improve quality of life, and reduce unnecessary admissions to hospital.

Patients can be reviewed in community heart failure clinics, and also at home if patients are housebound, or have deterioration in symptoms.

The Heart Failure Team will also provide education and supportive management to clinicians.

The Heart Failure Team - Sefton

The team operates across both North and South Sefton, and more recently West Lancashire.

The aim of the cardiac service is to provide care and support as needed to all patients with cardiac conditions.

These conditions include heart attack, valvular heart disease, coronary artery bypass graft, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, angioplasty, stents, ICD and biventricular pacemaker implants.

The Community Cardiac team consists of 5 Cardiac Specialist Nurses, 5 Community Cardiac Nurses, and 2 Community Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurses. There are also 2 Health Care Assistants who support the team to work across both North and South Sefton.

You can also download a Patient Information Leaflet for the Sefton team here.

Find Us

Liverpool Team:

Brunswick Business Park
Summer Road
L3 4BL
Tel: 0151 296 7529
Fax: 0151 296 7528

Sefton Team:

Litherland Town Hall Health Centre
Hatton Hill Road
L21 9JN
Tel: 0151 475 4030

Service lead: Alison Smith - IV Therapy Operational/Professional Lead and Interim manager Cardiac Sefton and Heart Failure Liverpool.

Team Co-Ordinator: Anne-Marie Howard


Liverpool Team Information

All referrals are received by fax (0151 296 7528) with confirmed diagnosis of LVSD based on ECHO result.

Copies of referral form/criteria have been forwarded to each GP practice and can also be downloaded here. Health professionals should complete all sections of the referral proforma, and fax  to 0151 296 7528 with a copy of the most recent ECHO.

Sefton Team Information

Referrals are taken from GP, hospital consultant or cardiac nurse, or other health professionals.   

We provide timely reviews at regular intervals, to give advice and information for patients over 18 years of age to assist with the ongoing management of their cardiac condition and optimisation of their medications. This is offered as clinic or home review as condition needs.

Inclusion criteria:

  • left/right sided heart failure confirmed on ECHO report
  • valvular disorders
  • cardiomyopathies

The Community Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurses also review patients after discharge following myocardial infarction, primary angioplasty, or surgical intervention such as coronary artery bypass grafting or valve replacements. They are offered supportive cardiac rehabilitation advice and information to assist recovery and promote a healthy lifestyle. This is offered as a telephone, clinic or home review immediately following hospital discharge.

Health professionals should download the referral form, complete all sections of the referral proforma, and fax back to 0151 475 4031.

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