"EVERY PENNY RAISED IN WALES, STAYS IN WALES"
HEART RESEARCH WALES
The Heart Research Wales charity (formerly Heart Research Fund for Wales) was founded in 1979 by a team of specialist heart doctors at the University Hospital of Wales.
Our charity raises funds for research into cardiovascular diseases and helps train Welsh NHS healthcare professionals treating patients with diseases of the heart, lungs, and vascular system.
At Heart Research Wales we believe that charity begins at home and since our charity is born through Welsh connections, we are committed to supporting the Welsh community. These principles form our motto:
EVERY PENNY RAISED IN WALES, STAYS IN WALES
To support Welsh-based research in diseases of the heart, lungs and cardiovascular system.
Our priority is to support multiple small projects and offer opportunities to match-fund projects which have the potential to develop into larger projects.
To support Welsh patients and carers affected by diseases of the heart, lungs and cardiovascular system.
Our aim is to help patients and carers get the most out of the excellent services provided by NHS Wales.
To support the training needs of Welsh healthcare professionals to help their treatment of patients with diseases of the heart, lungs and cardiovascular system
Our vision is to help retain and attract a highly skilled workforce in Wales.
"Heart disease is a major killer in wales and affects our poorest communities the most"
Mark Smith, Wales Online
Our vision is to help create a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from diseases of the heart, lungs and cardiovascular system. Since 1979 we have devoted ourselves to supporting research projects and educational needs that address Wales’ biggest healthcare burden; diseases of the cardiovascular system.
The work that we do is vital in the fight against diseases that affects almost every Welsh family.
Check out Wales Online's news article written by Mark Smith (Health Correspondent) on heart disease in Wales and how new studies show that more lives are being saved through early diagnosis. This is only possible through the advances in research which allow doctors to discover and treat diseases earlier which improves survival rates.