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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

See You in the Park in August Exhibition

Date:
15/02/2017 - 15/10/2017
Description:
Exhibition with images of our wonderful Pontypool Park from the museum & private collections. Local artists' work for sale.

Sgwrs a Choffi

Date:
28/04/2017
Description:
Are you a Welsh speaker or learner? Would you like to practice your Welsh in an informal and friendly atmosphere?

Cwmbran Health Walk

Date:
28/04/2017
Description:
A low intensity 1 to 2 mile walk led by a qualified walk leader starting from and returning to Cwmbran Stadium.

Go Gym with Valleys Gymnastics at Cwmbran Stadium

Date:
28/04/2017
Description:
Gymnastics classes at Cwmbran Stadium every Friday
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