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How Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland can help you

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Advice Line

Our free, confidential Advice Line service, run by health professionals, provides support, information and health advice for people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions and recovering from coronavirus.

The Advice Line also provides support, information and advice to families, friends, carers, and health and social care professionals across Scotland.

Telephone: 0808 801 0899 (free from landlines and mobiles) Email: adviceline@chss.org.uk Text: NURSE to 66777 (standard rates apply)

The service is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4pm. If you contact us outside of these hours, please leave a message and we will get back to you.

Get help from a kindness volunteer

If you, or someone you know, needs help right now, we’re here for you. Whether you’re feeling lonely and isolated or need someone to assist you with essential deliveries during your recovery, our Kindness Volunteers are ready to help.

Our volunteers are able to give you a regular call to check in on you, can walk your dog or deliver shopping or medications.
To sign-up to receive the help and support you need, go to our website, call our Advice Line nurses on 0808 801 0899, email adviceline@chss.org.uk or text 66777.

Our Hospital to Home service

Our new Hospital to Home service aims to provide one-to-one support for people recovering from coronavirus across Scotland, as well as people with serious respiratory conditions like COPD.

The Hospital to Home service works with two groups of people:

  • Those who have been hospitalised with COVID-19
  • Those who have been discharged with a respiratory condition that are at risk of readmission and who are also at risk of complications if diagnosed with COVID-19

The service is currently available in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Lothian Health Boards. As the service grows, we expect to roll it out across the rest of Scotland.

People eligible for the service can be referred to us by their local NHS Community Respiratory Team. Individuals can also get in touch with us directly on 0808 801 0899.

See our Hospital to Home page for more details.

Publications and resources

We have a range of booklets and short, easy-to-read ‘Essential Guides’ on a number of important topics to help you with your recovery. These include Essential Guides on Breathlessness (PDF), Tiredness and Fatigue (PDF) and Mental Wellbeing (PDF).

You can order, view and download the full range of our resources from our Publications page.

We also have e-learning resources available for individuals, carers and families, offering support, advice and information to people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions. These have been developed in partnership with NHS Scotland and the University of Edinburgh.