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Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Service


COVID-19 UPDATE


At the present time, for majority of our patients we will continue with virtual clinic consultations (i.e. via the telephone / video link).

Should we decide with you over the phone that you need to attend the hospital for further examination or treatment, we will inform you about where and when it may be possible.

We may offer a face to face appointment if urgently needed but this may change pending team availability.

Please be aware due to the pandemic there may be a delay with follow up appointments and we are trying our hardest to work through this.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this unprecedented time.

ACHD specialist nurse advice line : 02920 744 580
ACHD Co – coordinator: 02920 743 892


COVID-19 Vaccination:

Currently vaccinations for our ACHD patients are being organised / provided by GP services. Unfortunately we are unable to provide vaccines to our patients through our ACHD service nor have any sway on how soon patients will receive it.

The order by which vaccines are offered is decided by the government. Extremely vulnerable and vulnerable individuals should receive priority over the general population/ low risk categories.

While the vaccine may not stop you from catching and passing on the virus, it will reduce your chances of becoming seriously ill. Hence, it is important that you continue to follow the advice provided by the Government and the NHS with regards to minimising COVID-19 transmission even after having the vaccine.

View further information about the vaccine here:

Public Health Wales

https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/immunisation-and-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-information/about-the-vaccine/

British Heart Foundation

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/coronavirus-and-your-health/coronavirus-vaccine-your-questions-answered

European Society of Cardiology 

COVID-19 vaccine information for heart patients’ produced by the European Society of Cardiology (April 2021)