Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Charity information

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Every day, 120,000 people in Scotland struggle to breathe; every 55 minutes someone will have a heart attack; every 45 minutes someone will have a stroke. We provide immediate and ongoing support in the community tailored to people's individual needs. Our nurse-led Advice Line is free to all, as are our on-line and print information and training resources. We fund ground breaking research, and work closely with the SG and NHS to create better life chances.

Founded 1899

  • Mission statement

    Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by lung disease, heart disease and stroke, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information, and support in the community.

  • Aims

    Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland aims to:

    • To fund high-quality research into the prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and social impact of lung disease, heart disease and stroke;
    • To provide the highest professional standards of independent, confidential advice and support in the community;
    • To provide directly, and support others to provide, locally-accessible community services throughout Scotland;
    • To work in partnership with the NHS to promote evidence-based, patient-centred care and support and to encourage innovative service developments; and
    • To involve patients and carers in the charity's activities, and represent their interests and influence Government and other agencies.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1899

    Board members: 30

    Full time staff: 107

    Part time staff: 133

    Volunteers: 1700

    Phone number: 01312254800

    Address: Third Floor, Roseberry House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
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