Chesterfield Take Heart was started in 1985 by an ex-patient, a nurse from coronary care, a consultant and a social worker, who all believed that a self help group for heart patients would be beneficial.
Since 1995 Our Honorary President has been Doctor David Sandler. CARDIAC CONSULTANT at CHESTERFIELD ROYAL HOSPITAL
We meet once a month, inviting guest speakers and musical entertainers. We’ve enjoyed many informative talks from our own president Dr. David Sandler also his wife Clare who is also a GP and other health professionals. We also learn about local history and community issues
We have a committee made up of ex heart patients and carers; they run the group on behalf of its members
We have organised many Social Activities, meals and trips out, summer holidays and Christmas Parties & Meals
We have developed a successful Health Walking Group who meet regularly and enjoy health walks in some of the local parks & attractions
We have built a team of hospital visitors, all ex-patients themselves who visit the cardiac wards at Chesterfield Royal Hospital to see newly admitted patients to give support and encouragement
We have not affiliated to any other group, we receive no financial funding. We rely on our own fundraising activities and the extremely generous donations we receive from time to time, whenever our funds have allowed, we have provided financial support to local cardiac related causes and will continue to do so.