Patients with symptomatic breast disease who have been referred to The Wellington Hospital are seen by a team of experts who work together known as our, Multi-disciplinary Breast Team, supported by a Breast Care Nurse Specialist.
World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), established to help raise awareness and join the fight against the various forms of cancer impacting individuals and families alike, globally.
One New Year’s resolution that seems to come top of most people’s list is simply to exercise more. Many of us do not realise just how important a resolution this is. If you’re still not convinced, and thinking of ditching your trainers already, read this first. There’s a reason why Robin McNelis, Lead Physiotherapist for cardiac and respiratory at The Wellington, believes exercise is nature’s most powerful drug…
The types of sugars that are raising concern are known as 'free sugars'. Free sugars are described as any sugars added to food or drinks or that are found naturally occurring, for example honey, syrups and unsweetened fruit juices. Sugar has many different forms and we might not be realising ...
A documentary following the story and the innovative, life-saving surgery of a patient at The Wellington Hospital will be broadcast on Channel 5.The patient, named Tambu, a young mother from South Africa, has undergone a world-first operation to remove an aggressive form of cancerous tumour which had destroyed the bones between her brain and face...Broadcast Monday 14th September 2015,
In the second part of Dr Lisa Anderson's series on health screenings, she takes a look at what specific screening tests are advised for women. Part of the health screen includes a comprehensive blood profile which will be looked at in further detail in her next post on men
Robotic surgery is an exciting and important advancement in the medical field - changing the lives of thousands of people every single year. We hear about the pioneering work of Angus McIndoe, Consultant Gynaecologist at The Wellington Hospital and how this precise method of surgery, which utilises advanced robotic technologies to assist surgeons during an operation, can make a huge difference.
This week we spoke with Susie Paton, The Wellington's Neurosurgical Modern Matron, about her last 17 years at the hospital, her 2000 mile solo journey across America and her responsibilities as a CQC compliance coordinator...
Last week, we saw our Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit beat global competition to be named Specialist International Patient Centre of the Year, by The International Medical Travel Journal, at their annual awards ceremony. We find out more about the awards, what they represent and how they highlight the hard work of the unit behind this huge accolade.
With summer on its way you may have seen a lot of coverage in the media about juice and detox diets, promising to grant you that beach body. Danielle Maw, specialist dietitian at The Wellington Hospital, speaks to us about these diets, and whether they are a marketing myth or can be of nutritional value.
During October, that familiar pink ribbon which has been synonymous with breast cancer awareness for the past 20 years, will have been seen by women and men all over the UK. But how many of us are breast aware all year round? In this post, Joanne Franks, Consultant Breast Surgeon at The Wellington Hospital, explains how our Breast Care Unit manages breast cancer and encourages us to actively 'think pink' EVERY month.
Earlier this month, we held our first defibrillator training session for the local community, and received a fantastic response from the people who took part. It's clear from the feedback from our event that cardiac care is a hot topic of interest, so we hope you enjoy the last video in our cardiac care series.
We speak to Cynthia Addai, Neurophysiology Manager, about her long and successful career at The Wellington Hospital and how the secret to de-stressing after a hard days work is socialising with friends and family (and holidays in the sun, of course)!
Autumn is quite definitely upon us this week, and as enjoyable as we find crunching through the crispy multi-coloured leaves, you still need to be careful about about slipping and tripping as you head out on the school run or into work.
Since 2009 The Wellington Hospital have been conducting a series of Orthopaedic Masterclasses for Healthcare Professionals. For 2013 our Masterclasses will be presented as a four-part series and include talks and workshops by leading consultants.
In our latest series consultant gynaecologist Mr Gidon Lieberman, looks at some of the latest treatment techniques, news and reserch in the ever expanding field of fertility. Here Mr Gidon Lieberman discusses a simple and innoviative prodcedure - Endometrial Scratching, and explains how this could boost IVF success rates.
Yesterday marked the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worthwhile, high profile campaign which runs throughout October. Throughout October, we will be sharing advice, news and tips to support this important cause. We talk to Bernie Phelan, Breast Care Nurse at The Wellington Hospital, about her experiences working as a nurse specialist in this area and what patients to our Breast Care Unit can expect.
London is abuzz with Olympic and Paralympic sporting stars, over 10,000 athletes from around the world; training, practicing and participating. We can barely hazard a guess at how many sporting injuries will be incurred!
Damian Muncaster, our Senior Chief Respiratory Physiologist based in the Lung Function suite asks, are you fit to fly this summer? ..."The physiology of flying, and its impact on a patient's underlying illness, is important in assessing whether a patient is fit to fly."
This week the NHS has launched a campaign to raise awareness of Lung cancer and its symptoms. The campaign backed by celebrities such as Ricky Gervais and Sir Alex Ferguson recommends that people who have been suffering from a persistent cough for more than 3 weeks should go to see their GP. Damian Muncaster, The Wellington's Senior Chief Respiratory Physiologist give us a brief over view on Lung Cancer and talks about persistant coughing.
Monday 23rd of April sees the launch of National Stop Snoring Week. To mark the occasion the British snoring association have asked volunteers to investigate whether a selection of old wives tales actually work in preventing snoring.
Bernie Phelan, Clinical Nurse Specialist at our Breast Care Unit talks to us about the support she provides to her patients and why she loves being part of this new state-of-the-art unit... "I have to say I am passionate about my job; every day is different. I get a great deal of satisfaction helping my patients through what can be a very difficult time. Our Breast Unit at The Wellington has the state -of -the-art equipment and I am privileged to work alongside a team of top multi professional clinicians, several who have major International profiles, who are experts in the field of breast care management."
Joseph Tongol is the Lead Nurse at The Wellington Hospital Endoscopy Unit. He was recently awarded the CEO Commendation Award for outstanding achievement. Sandra Batista talks to Joseph about the passion he has for his work and why working as a team is so important. Nursing is his passion
Mr Jonathan Wilson, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon continues his blog series on Contemporary Investigation and Management of Colorectal Cancer, looking at how straight-forward treatment can be when colorectal cancer is diagnosed early. " It is important to see your GP straightaway if you experience any of the symptoms...
Introducing our latest series from Sport sand Excercise Medicine Consultant, Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith. This time around, we look at running and marathons; how to perpare, what to expect and the injuries to be on the lookout for. Each year, around 35,000 line up at the start of the London Marathon. Some will have been life-long runners, and for others the Marathon is their maiden voyage into distance running.
Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith concludes her mini-series on troublesome sports injuries, looking at tricky knee injuries. "Prompt assessment is swiftest way to get back to comfortable activity, and can prevent long-term secondary damage."
Dr Lisa Anderson talks to us about screening for cervical cancer, the importance of attending screenings and those groups more at risk. Around 900 women die of cervical cancer in the UK each year; this number could be dramatically reduced by attending for screening.....
Nasrin Joseph is the catering supervisor and responsible for Cafe 78 in the Platinum Medical Centre. Sandra Batista talks to Nasrin about cordon bleu and the right recipe for managing a busy catering department....
Mr Jonathan Wilson, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon begins his mini series on colorectal cancer - talking us through the Department of Health 'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign; and the signs and symptoms we should look out for.
Opening a new centre for outpatient care draws many components together beyond just bricks and mortar. Clinical departments and treatment areas need to reach high standards set by external bodies such as the Quality Care Commission (CQC), and are monitored on a regular basis.
Continuing our 'meet the team' series, this time round we talk to Shirley Bishop, infection prevention and control nurse. As you may have read in the press, rigorous hygiene and infection control is an imperative practice in any hospital. he HCA group have very low MRSA and CDiff rates compared to the rest of the country, including no cases of MRSA in 2009 and 2010.
Today is the penultimate #BlueFriday in honour of the Blue September campaign....It's been a busy week getting ready for our event tomorrow morning (Saturday 24th September!). We've organised the da vinci robot simulator, our special guest Paul Canoville and even convinced Dr Lisa Anderson and The LOC to join us to talk to our visitors.
The da Vinci £1.5 million super-robot, which now has more surgical arms, greater dexterity than the original model plus a new HD dual camera, is based in The Wellington Hospitals North surgical complex and is being used for major operations ranging from prostate surgery, the repair of heart valves, coronary artery bypass operations and complex liver and kidney surgery.
Wednesday 23rd April 2014
HCA awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade
Monday 23rd December 2013
A new admissions unit for 2014: Acute Neurological Rehabilitation