Welcome to the Harrogate Heart Support Group


Who we are

The Group was established in January 1992 and is affiliated to the British Heart Foundation.

Our aim is to meet the needs of those with a cardiac condition who are living in the community of Harrogate and District.

The purpose of the group is to offer support to those who may have recently suffered a heart attack, undergone cardiac surgery, stent insertion or have any other heart-related problem, such as angina.

We are keen to ensure that support is also extended to the patient’s family as anxiety about the future is not only the concern of the patient.

What we offer

Pulseworks – Exercise sessions

Mobility, exercise and fitness sessions are held each week – supervised by qualified, cardiac-trained fitness instructors. There are six of these each week and involve supervised warm up and exercise routines, circuit activity and floor exercises all designed to improve your cardiac health.

Monthly Meetings – Harrogate District Hospital Classroom 3rd floor Strayside Wing.

These meetings provide an opportunity to get the latest information concerning heart disease and its treatment, and from time to time we cover subjects of a more general nature.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is one of the most effective treatments available to heart patients.

It gives heart patients a 26% greater chance of surviving in the first five years following diagnosis.

It can reduce hospital admissions, lower blood pressure, cholesterol, anxiety and depression,therefore improving the patient’s quality of life.

It can teach patients how to manage their condition, thus reducing dependence upon GP visits and other NHS services.

Patients who regularly exercise in our Phase 4 cardiac classes are generally happier in their outlook and make fewer visits to their GP.

Exercise sessions take place in and around Harrogate

Jennyfield Styan Centre,Grantley Drive,Harrogate,HG3 2XU

Monday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Thursday: 12:30pm

Harrogate District Hospital Gym,Lancaster Park Rd, HG2 7SX

Wednesday: 6:00pm

Thursday: 6:45pm

Harrogate Squash and Fitness Centre, Hookstone Wood Rd, HG2 8PN

Friday: 1:00pm

Sessions last about one hour

Monthly meetings for 2019




AT 7.30pm

Wednesday Jan 30th 2019Heart Research UKBarbara Harpham. C.E.O.
Wednesday Feb 27th 2019Exercise PhysiologyDr. Carrie Ferguson
Wednesday March 27th 2019Cardiology UpdatesDr. Mark Appleby
Wednesday May 29th 2019A.G.M. plus Pulseworks ProgrammesSteve Bradbury
Wednesday Sept 25th 2019Latest Cardiac newsDr.Klaus Witte
Wednesday Oct 30th 2019Current research and local projects by the British Heart Foundation.Jane Horsnell, BHF Manager for North Yorkshire and County Durham
Wednesday Nov 27th 2019The local Heart Failure
Specialist Nurse Service
Liz Corbett


Support is offered by the HHSG in a number of ways:

We encourage long term lifestyle changes, which promote good health and general wellbeing.

Through our Pulseworks fitness training sessions, we offer long term physical fitness maintenance, following hospital cardiac rehabilitation or referral from your GP.

We give you the opportunity to talk and share experiences with others in similar circumstances.

We maintain strong links with the Harrogate District Hospital cardiac nurses.

In conjunction with the hospital, each year we offer life-saving resuscitation training for patients and carers.

We provide opportunities for people to meet socially on regular basis.



Membership is open to those who have suffered with heart problems. We offer services to those who have completed Phase III Cardiac Rehab courses at NHS or private hospitals or those that have been referred by their GP.

Subscriptions are currently £3.00 pa and members attending fitness sessions pay £4.00 per visit. There is a 100 Club option which costs an additional £12.00 pa.

How is it run?

The Group is run voluntarily by individuals who have first hand experience of heart conditions and are therefore uniquely qualified to understand the needs of others with heart-related problems.

We are not a fundraising organisation. The group is self-funded and affiliated to the British Heart Foundation, the nation’s foremost heart charity.

For information on how to participate contact Chris Hall


Roger Slater
Pulseworks Co-ordinator
Chris Hall 01423 873126
Treasurer Mike Brannen
Secretary Philip Woffinden
Membership Secretary Ann Mettam
Almoner Dorothy Barnes
100 club Adrian Wilson
Member (Co-Opted) Malcolm Coulson

The 100 Club

We have a monthly draw called the 100 Club.

Here are the recent winners:-


103 Gregory Hirst

126 Mrs Lillian Robinson

133 Mrs Audrey Hall


141 Gerald Hardwick

37 Mark Jones

126 Mrs Lillian Robinson


81 Derek Richards

79 Mrs Dorothy Dent

44 Ralph Thompson.


92  Janet Leach

11  David Marshall

85 Peter Turner


10 Sandra Wharldall

17 Hazel Lawson

107 Michael Bevington


140 Tim Burrell

78 Elizabeth Severs

41 Pat Norman

Contact us

Complete the fields of this contact form to get in touch or contact Chris Hall on

01423 873126


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