Cardiac Rehab Support West Sussex

A Charitable Trust

Registered with Charity Commission # 1154903


Cardiac Rehab Support West Sussex, CRSWS for short, is a newly registered Charitable Trust formed from local ex-cardiac patients to provide ongoing support for cardiac patients and their carers.


Welcome to our website which is currently a 'work in progress'; it will grow over time to be a great source for information to support our work in the West Sussex area. Please follow us on Twitter by using the link at the top of the page.


Over the next couple of pages we will explain who we are and how we link with the local NHS Cardiac Rehab team.


A very important part of our work is to support projects intended to relieve the needs of West Sussex patients who suffer – or are recovering - from a cardiac condition, their families or carers by providing support, advice and information.  We also support projects designed to advance the education of the public in all matters relating to cardiac conditions. If you have a project that needs financial support then please check out our 'Project Funding' page.

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NEW Education Sessions Dates!!

Come to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team’s Information Sessions – an opportunity to get more information and ask the team questions.


Monday 15/10/18 from 10.00 til 12.30

(understanding your heart & pills) - how the heart works, what can go wrong, what do the tests mean, and what all those cardiac pills are for.


Monday 29/10/18 from 10.00 til 12.30

(healthy heart & stress) – what can you do to keep your heart healthy. What effect does stress have on the heart

and how can you manage this.


Monday 12/11/18 from 10.00 til 12.00

(basic life support) explanation & demonstration of what to do in an emergency situation.


Monday 26/11/18 from 10.00 til 12.30

(healthy eating & exercise)  Information on a heart

healthy diet and tips on losing weight and food labeling,

plus general advice on what exercise to do and how to do it safely.


Monday 3/12/18 from 10.00 til 12.30

Living well with a heart condition - Time to Talk Health will run this session and talk about how having a heart condition may affect your wellbeing.  Introducing ways of improving the way you feel and staying well by using positive self-management skills


Monday 17/12/18 from 10.00 til 12.30

(understanding your heart & pills)


Monday 7/1/19 from 10.00 til 12.30

(healthy heart & stress)


Monday 21/1/19 from 10.00 til 12.30

(healthy eating & exercise)



Patients, relatives and friends welcome

We have a short tea/coffee break half way through with an opportunity to pick up leaflets and chat to other patients.


To download the presentations then simply click on the subject in which you are interested in the 'diary' list above.


Please call the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team on (01273) 446019 for further information or just turn up!


All sessions are held at :

Worthing Leisure Centre,

Shaftesbury Avenue,

Worthing, BN12 4ET

Closest rail station – Durrington–on-Sea

Closest bus routes 9,10 and Pulse

ASDA Presentation!

Cardiac Rehab Support West Sussex (CRSWS) was Asda's April winner of the month in the Ferring Superstore’s token charity event.

Mick Kelly from ASDA Ferring presented Gill Ranson, a trustee of the Charity together with two of its supporters, Clive Rice and John Aniello, with a cheque for £500.

Cardiac Rehab Support West Sussex supports the Cardiac Rehab Department at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and helps fund activities across West Sussex for those suffering - or recovering - from a cardiac condition.






-x- FUN WALK 2018 -x- PHOTOS!!!

The morning of the 8th September brought 50+ fiends of CRSWS to Sea Lane Cafe for the annual Fun Walk. Whilst windy, with some heavy black clouds, the walk was completed in the dry and vital funds raised for the charity. Thank you to all who took part and, for those unable to attend, who have generously donated. CLICK HERE for a few photos of the magnificent walkers!





Worthing Marathon runner raises £1,000 for charity

Linda McBride (centre) with CRSWS Trustees, Muriel Williamson (left) and Gill Ranson

A Worthing woman, Linda McBride, has raised over £1200 for charity by completing the Worthing half marathon on 12 February. She did this after her husband, Andy, experienced heart problems and needed a triple bi-pass operation.  Andy is recovering well with the support of the Cardiac Rehab Team at Worthing Hospital, so Linda decided to give the money to Cardiac Rehab Support West Sussex a small, local Charity founded by local heart patients and their carers.

Cardiac Rehab Support West Sussex supports the Cardiac Rehab Department at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and helps fund activities across West Sussex for those suffering - or recovering - from a cardiac condition.

Geoff Taylor, the Treasurer of Cardiac Rehab Support West Sussex, described Linda’s efforts as a “remarkable achievement”. He said that:

“Last year, the Charity paid for two defibrillators; enabled NHS cardiac rehab staff to attend specialist training courses and trained cardiac volunteer ‘buddies’; and supplied a range of educational CDs and booklets for distribution in the area. But thanks to Linda and her supporters, we will be able to do even more.”




Donna Fish - 5*50 Day Challenge for CRSWS!

Our thanks go to Donna Fish as she starts her 5x50 days challenge...see her Just Giving page for more detail and ways to support.


We appreciate such individual commitment to raise money for our charity. This is a brave challenge and we wish Donna well!



Singers Rechoired

Trustees and Buddies were very honoured to attend this cheque presentation from the Worthing based choir, Singers Rechoired who donated the proceeds to Cardiac Rehab Support West Sussex, from their recent concert.

Weather & Air Pollution

To keep an eye on the weather and air pollution forecast for our area then click here.

NHS Self Help Leaflets

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust have produced some excellent Self-Help leaflets that may be of interest to cardiac patients.

CLICK HERE to see the full list of available leaflets.

Interested in being a Trustee?

Have you got what it takes to help shape this important charity?


Created in November 2013, Cardiac Rehab Support West Sussex (CRSWS) is a small charity supported by the giving public to fund the provision of on-going support for cardiac patients and their carers.  The charity works with Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust to support the process of cardiac rehabilitation – it provides a ‘buddy’ support service run by former patients and carers, and offers financial support and grants to organisations and individuals tackling heart disease in the area.

We want to recruit new Trustees to add to the skills we already have.  Your skills and experience will contribute to and develop our charity to meet its aim of supporting cardiac patients and their carers.

We are particularly looking for people with experience of web-site design, business leadership, local government and the community.  We would also be pleased to hear from you if you can bring strategic leadership or project management skills.

The Board meets four times a year and you may be asked to attend ad-hoc Subcommittee meetings.  The position is voluntary and not remunerated though reasonable expenses may be paid.


For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Peter Hawkes on 01903 550084


If you are interested in joining the CRSWS Board of Trustees please download job description and application pack here.


Cardiac Rehab Support West Sussex, 4 Highdown Drive, Littlehampton, BN17 6HJ  -  01903 550084