"Arguably one of the toughest parts of going through a major heart or cardiovascular medical procedure is the way in which your family and friends can visit you."

 

Wessex Heartbeat receive no kind of Government funding to run the house and so rely solely on the generosity of our supporters to keep it going. The running costs for the house, its facilities and all of its bedrooms total to around £40,000 a year and is a service that continues to provide innovative support and comfort for anybody who needs it. We need your help!

It’s no secret that the emotional impact of living with a heart problem is huge, so the importance of your friends and family being there during this time for support and love is massive. 
Because a heart attack is such a sudden medical emergency, it is not uncommon for people to suffer from one of these life threatening attacks when very far from home. If this were to happen, you would be admitted to the nearest capable Hospital for emergency treatment.

Heartbeat House is a 25 bedroom house, with cosy lounge areas and facilities that make the house a home from home for everybody that stays there.

It is a quiet refuge for relatives when someone they love is undergoing treatment in the Cardiac Centre.

Only a 3 minute walk from the wards guests can stay as long as their loved one is in hospital. The reassurance relatives get from being able to stay in Heartbeat House cannot be measured. 

It is not uncommon for guests to arrive at the house unexpectedly, meaning they will be lacking of all the basic essentials needed for their stay. We ensure these essentials are provided. 

Who can stay? 

  • Relatives of children
  • Young adults 
  • Adult patients 

How much are the rooms? 
Our policy is not to charge for rooms. We only ask for a £25 key deposit and gratefully accept donations from those wishing to donate.

How is it staffed? 

Monday – Friday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

10.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

All bookings are managed through the Wessex Cardiac Centre and will be organised after admission to the centre.

We need your help to keep this house going, supporting families and giving them small relief in a time of need. 

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