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Advanced Heart Failure Service

The key worker for the Advanced Heart Failure Service is a specialist nurse who works closely with the Cardiology Team at Worthing Hospital, the palliative care doctors and nurses at St Barnabas House, your GP and other healthcare professionals.


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The Advanced Heart Failure Nurse Specialist aims to provide a high quality service to manage the symptoms and provide support for psychological and emotional needs that may occur as a result of Advanced Heart Failure.

The Advanced Heart Failure Nurse Specialist is based at St Barnabas House but also works closely with the Cardiology Specialists at Worthing Hospital.

Contact with the Advanced Heart Failure Nurse Specialist is usually by phone with the majority of contact being through home visits.

What does the service provide?

• Advice and Support about managing symptoms
• The opportunity to discuss treatment options; to make informed choices related to Advanced Heart Failure
• The opportunity to talk about planning for the future, including end of life care

Referrals can be made to other services that may be of benefit:

• Family Services Team
• Day Hospice
• Physiotherapist
• Hospice at Home Team
• Community Palliative Care Team

We liaise with professionals at other organisations who may be able to help, including, dieticians, other allied professionals, counsellors and financial advisors.

The Advanced Heart Failure Nurse Specialist can assist with admission to the hospice for:

• Symptom management
• Respite care
• End of life care