Useful Services

The Coronary Support Group. Meets in room A, Personnel Services Building at Wairarapa Hospital on the second Sunday of each month except January. There is a speaker followed by a cuppa and a chat. Click here for more information and the Cardiac Support newsletter.


Heart Foundation walking group. Starts from Colin Pugh Sports Bowl at 8:30 am during Daylight Saving time and 9am during Standard time. Walk at your own pace for up to half an hour then return for a chat, jokes and a cuppa. Bring a companion!

Click here to visit the British Heart Foundation for a Heart Terms book which explains those hard to understand medical terms and words.

Click here to work through a Heart Risk Quiz at New Zealand Heart Foundation.

Volunteers Needed!

NZ Red Cross Transport. Transport from your door to your hospital or other appointment and back. Transport is provided on a donation basis. Telephone Red Cross on 0800 924 287 to make a booking. This service is in great demand so please book as early as possible.

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Introducing Lifelink? Medical Alarms

If you live alone or you have a medical condition that could require urgent assistance, a St John Lifelink? Medical Alarm will help you keep your independence and make sure you remain safe, secure and never far from help.

No matter where you are in your home, or out in your garden, if ever you need medical assistance, simply press your St John Lifelink? Medical Alarm button. It is that easy.

Your call will come straight to our St John Ambulance Communications Centre. We will phone you back to check that your alarm was not set off by mistake. If you do not answer the phone, we will activate an immediate call out and an ambulance will be on its way.

For more information about a St John Lifelink? Medical Alarm ...



BODYBALANCE is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling strong, centered and calm. Learn how you can obtain a discount at the Cardiac Rehab sessions.

See the website, telephone 377 7699 or email   for days and times.

At Medline Plus you will find interactive lessons on health issues and surgical procedures, including the following topics of interest to cardiac patients.

Atrial Fibrillation

Exercising for a Healthy Heart

Managing Cholesterol

Open Heart Surgery - What to Expect?

Heart Valve Replacement

Coronary Angiogram and Angioplasty


Congestive Heart Failure

Why CR?

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