There are a wide range of independent organisations and groups offering advice and support to patients, families and carers.
The British Cardiac Patients Association is the independent voice of the patient and carer. They also provide support for patients, carers and their families who are in any way touched by coronary heart disease.
The Mesothelioma Support group meets at the Hemingford Abbots Village Hall, High Street, Hemingford Abbots every month and is aimed at patients and their carers. Talks have included relaxation, breathlessness and complementary therapies. There is also a separate monthly meeting specifically for carers so they can share their concerns and experiences with others in a similar situation. Refreshments are provided at both of these meetings. Contact Kate Slaven, Mesothelioma Specialist Nurse on 01480 830541 ext 4889.
A support society based in Norfolk and North Suffolk. It aims to help people before and after cardiac surgery. The club has regular meetings and fundraising events throughout the year. Please contact them for further details. An information leaflet about the service is available on request.
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA-UK) is and organisation that represents the interests of patients with pulmonary hypertension and their families. The association aims to provide support, understanding, and information for all those people whose lives are touched by Pulmonary Hypertension.
Their website has extensive information on the causes and treatment of PH and a useful list of links of interest.
Transplant Sport UK is a registered charity whose main aim is to raise awareness of the need for organ donation in the UK and worldwide. Through organising sports and social events for transplant recipients it aims to show the benefits of organ donation and prove that you can lead a normal and active life again after transplantation.
UK Transplant helps save thousands of lives every year. As part of NHS Blood and Transplant, its key role is to ensure that organs donated for transplant are matched and allocated to patients in a fair and unbiased way.