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BHF Funds Introduction of Two Specialist Cardiac Nurses in Jersey
March 16, 2011
17 March 2011 in Jersey General Hospital
Heart patients in Jersey benefit from the appointment of two cardiac specialist nurses thanks to a grant of £250,000 from the British Heart Foundation.
Specialist Cardiac Nurses Lee-Anne Penn and Lisa Anderson were funded by the BHF from 2011 - 2013, introducing their now ongoing role in Jersey General Hospital’s Cardiology Service.
Dealing with a diagnosis of heart disease can be overwhelming for some people. One of the nurses’ roles is to provide a prompt referral process so that any patient within the Hospital has immediate access to specialist knowledge and advice.
This direct connection with patients provides reassurance and information and helps improve patient quality of life.
The two nurses are both part of the dedicated heart team run by the Island’s consultant cardiologist Dr Andrew Mitchell.