The coronavirus pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives. While we must all now stay physically apart, its important to remember that you are not alone.
In response to this crisis, we have developed a range of resources including online and telephone support services.
We are contiinualy updating all the latest information and advice on the coronavirus for people living with heart disease and stroke. We have also developed a range of resources to help you stay active, eat well and keep heart healthy. (links to Tara and Sarah’s content)
Patient support groups
All our heart and stroke support groups have moved to telephone and online support. We have also launched private Facebook groups which are moderated by nurses. These private support groups give you access to expert information and allow you to share your thoughts and concerns with similarly affected people.
Service for newly discharged stroke patients
The Irish Heart Foundation in conjunction with the HSE National Stroke Programme, has launched a new telephone support service for stroke patients who have recently been discharged from hospital. For more information, see here.
Our Facebook groups are a chance for you to access expert information and to engage and share your thoughts with others living with cardiovascular disease in these worrying times.
Dr Angie Brown answers your questions on coronavirus and cardiovascular disease.Learn More
Helpful resources that may help with social isolation during COVID-19
The Irish Heart Foundation’s Covid-19 services are kindly supported by:
“Novartis is delighted to support this new online support network for heart failure patients. People with heart failure are classified as an “at-risk group” by the HSE so we are very happy to collaborate with the Irish Heart Foundation to assist this group of people”. Audrey Derveloy, Managing Director
“We applaud the Irish Heart Foundation and their heart failure nurse partners in setting up this programme so quickly to help people in Ireland with heart failure. Vifor Pharma are pleased to play a part in supporting this programme and wish it every success”. Ian Macdougald, Country Manager, Vifor Pharma Group
“Pfizer Healthcare Ireland is happy to support this helpful and important new service being provided by the Irish Heart Foundation. This expert phone line and online forum will provide vital ongoing support for heart failure patients during this challenging and uncertain time.” Declan O Callaghan, Medical Director, Pfizer Healthcare Ireland