Heart patients get helping hand from Friends of St Cross

Cardiac rehab nurse Sarah Reynolds and Jo Holdsworth, cardiac rehab programme manager at St Cross, test a new cross trainer
Cardiac rehab nurse Sarah Reynolds and Jo Holdsworth, cardiac rehab programme manager at St Cross, test a new cross trainer

The Friends of St Cross has donated new fitness equipment to the hospital to help heart patients build up their strength.

Items included a cross trainer and two trampets.

Jo Holdsworth, cardiac rehab programme manager at the Hospital of St Cross, said: “Approximately 300 patients are helped by the cardiac rehab team at St Cross on their rehabilitation pathway every year and, without the support of the Friends, we would have had far less equipment in the gym.

“It enables us to deliver the service which is vital and well used by all our patients.”