Heart Failure

Since 2015 the Health Board have provided a gold standard community heart service for patients with heart failure. 

The service saves lives; saves people from having to stay in General Hospitals; and saves the Health Board a lot of money.

There are approximately 8,000 known heart failure patients across north Wales, and its estimated that there's another 8,000 that are unknown.

These community clinics treat dozens of patients every month, and those in centres closer to their homes. The current service saves around £1.5m a year for the Health Board. Expaniding the service across the whole region could save them up to £5m in total a year.

Unfortunately the Board have failed to commit to the service's long term future, instead choosing to review it every six months. This means that the staff working in the service have no job certainty, resulting in staff moving on to other jobs and failure to recruit. This threatens the whole future of the service. 

The staff and patients need certainty. We are therefore calling on the Health Minister and the Health Board to provide that certainty by providing the long term funding necessary to maintain this world class service in north Wales.

Read more here.

Who's signing

Geoffrey Hope-Whitney
Sue Parkinson
Andrea Smith
Marian Evans
Martin Royle
christopher James murphy
Tim Hancock
Sarah Davies
Carolyn Williams
Philip Traxson
Elin Roberts
Marilyn Brown
Brian Smith
Rachel Thomas
Emlyn Owen
Gareth Parry
Jackie Hemingsley
Liana Shirley
Maureen Jones
Lina Patel
claire Murphy
Alana Nicole
Sandra Evans
Duncan Stewart
Brenda Newell
John Houliston
Hannah Jones
Anna Jane Evans
Mark Payne
172 signatures

Will you sign?


Showing 138 reactions

  • Geoffrey Hope-Whitney
    signed via 2020-07-10 11:24:22 +0100
  • Sue Parkinson
    signed 2020-03-26 15:30:23 +0000
  • Andrea Smith
    signed 2020-03-24 17:30:41 +0000
  • Marian Evans
    signed 2020-02-22 08:26:06 +0000
  • Martin Royle
    signed 2020-02-21 12:41:00 +0000
  • christopher James murphy
    signed 2020-02-19 22:37:54 +0000
  • Tim Hancock
    signed 2020-02-19 20:27:20 +0000
  • Sarah Davies
    signed 2020-02-19 17:24:55 +0000
  • Carolyn Williams
    signed 2020-02-19 17:13:47 +0000
  • Philip Traxson
    signed 2020-02-19 16:55:52 +0000
  • Elin Roberts
    signed 2020-02-19 15:40:08 +0000
  • Marilyn Brown
    signed 2020-02-19 15:19:36 +0000
    We need to keep this vital service going here in north wales
  • Brian Smith
    signed 2020-02-19 14:38:02 +0000
  • Rachel Thomas
    signed 2020-02-19 14:37:32 +0000
  • Emlyn Owen
    signed 2020-02-19 14:25:02 +0000
  • Gareth Parry🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    @GarethParry66 tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-19 14:24:18 +0000
  • Gareth Parry
    signed 2020-02-19 14:23:57 +0000
  • Jackie Hemingsley
    signed 2020-02-19 14:23:47 +0000
  • Liana Shirley
    signed 2020-01-24 21:51:04 +0000
  • Maureen Jones
    signed 2020-01-23 18:12:08 +0000
  • Lina Patel
    signed 2020-01-23 08:39:36 +0000
  • claire Murphy
    signed 2020-01-23 07:36:43 +0000
    This is vital to our spread out communities, it is no good offer us a new world with Brexit on one hand and taking away such a worth while service already in place, we must keep this service
  • Alana Nicole
    signed 2020-01-19 07:52:02 +0000
  • Sandra Evans
    signed 2020-01-17 17:57:11 +0000
    i have needed there support in the past
  • Duncan Stewart
    signed 2020-01-17 14:36:09 +0000
  • Brenda Newell
    signed 2020-01-17 08:25:35 +0000
  • John Houliston
    signed 2020-01-16 18:18:13 +0000
  • Hannah Jones
    signed 2020-01-16 17:52:51 +0000
  • Anna Jane Evans
    signed 2020-01-16 17:02:00 +0000
  • Mark Payne
    signed 2020-01-16 14:53:41 +0000
    Maintaining this service is essential for patients in North Wales to detect their heart disease early, ensure optimal management of their condition, reduce admission to hospital and prolong life. Failure to ensure continued funding of this ‘gold standard’ team is indefensible.

This starts with you

They have the money but we have the people. If everyone who visits this website joins our movement, there's nothing we can't accomplish together.