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 The Beginning

Founded in 1985 by a group of ex-patients who, together with their relatives and friends started a support group for patients experiencing heart problems.

Sister McLellan at the then Groby Road Hospital had heard of the benefits of support for patients before and after surgery, and she instigated the first meeting at the start of 1986 when a committee was formed from ex-patients (who wished to be supportive to others and offer ‘a listening ear’), along with some Cardiac Medical staff. The committee started monthly support group meetings held on the first Wednesday of every month for patients and their carers.

It was decided to name the group ‘Link-Up’ which subsequently became a registered charity. The first Chairman, Mr. Roger Smith, found that patients wished to make donations, along with other fund raising activities for the benefit of the adult cardiac wards. Support group members made their telephone numbers available so that patients could talk to someone who had gone through similar experiences, hence the need for regular support group meetings.

Some years later the name ‘TAKE HEART LEICESTER’ replaced the name ‘Link-Up (this was to avoid confusion with our sister charity ‘Heart Link’, the children’s charity).

Our aim...

To provide support for adult cardiac patients and their carers

before and after surgery and enable them to benefit from

the experiences of former patients


Where to find us...

 Take Heart Leicester
Adult Cardiac Patient Support Group

 We meet on the first Saturday of every month in the
Education Centre
Glenfield Hospital

at 10:00am until noon

Click here for details on how to contact us.

We have...

  • Regular open meetings at the hospital
  • Ward and outpatients visitors
  • Fund raising activities
  • Social activities
  • Monthly support group
  • Walking Group

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