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Pontypool Pacers

Welcome to Pontypool Pacers Heart Support Club

Torfaen has one of the highest number of heart disease incidents in the UK.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Project has been developing within South Gwent since 1990. It began with a partnership between the Local Authority ant the establishment of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Course in Cwmbran. In 1994 an Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic was started in County Hospital Panteg. These initial Steps have culminated in the provision of a comprehensive Service for the people living in the Glan Hafron Trust area.

Pontypool Pacers Heart Support Club was established as part of the strategy to develop a service in Torfaen in1995. This strategy aimed to support people from the time they became ill until optimum health was achieved. The rehabilitation of a person with heart problems continue long after full clinical recovery and stabilisation of the heart condition has been made. To achieve optimum health a service that provides education and ongoing support through a multi professional and multi agency approach is needed.

Community Heart Support

Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation includes good quality community based groups where members are able to continue and complete their rehabilitation. During the thirteen years since Pontypool Pacers was formed it has continually grown, starting with thirteen members and one class a week, it now has an active membership of approx eighty and supports nine classes a week.

The classes offer a forum for mutual support, essential education for long term health and wellbeing and suitable exercise sessions to meet all levels of fitness. The package contains one more major element. This is quite simply the mere fact that people come together to share and deal with a common problem. Only those with a shared experience can really know the doubts, fears and anxieties that can come with that experience.

Pontypool Pacers Heart Support Club is the only outlet in the Pontypool area supporting cardiac patients and their families on their long and difficult journey through to a full and active life.

Contact Us

For further information contact Gethin Jones

Tel:  01495 773681
Email: pontypoolpacers@gmail.com


Last Modified on: 05-11-2015

Forthcoming Events

Family of Blaenafon and Family of Miners

Date:
29/08/2017 - 28/01/2018
Description:
Two photographic exhibitions by Walter Waygood documenting the landscape, home life, society, work, religion, mining and youth in Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards.

Winter Art Selling Exhibition 2017

Date:
06 - 21/12/2017
Description:
Pontypool Museum has its annual Winter Art Selling Exhibition in the Barker Gallery - a special exhibition by Members of the Museum who are all local artists!

Parent & Baby Group at Richmond Road Baptist Church

Date:
12/12/2017
Description:
Every Tuesday morning (term time only) 09.30 till 11.30. A range of activities, games & singing for all pre school children, Mum's, Dad's, Grandparents and carers all welcome.

Baby and Toddler Group at Lighthouse Church

Date:
12/12/2017
Description:
Lighthouse toddlers offers a friendly and welcoming place to have a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy time with your little ones
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