Meet The Team: Janet Stowell, GP Liaison, Marketing and Enquiry Helpline Manager

By: The Wellington Team | Published: October 31, 2014

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2014 has seen many developments of our GP liaison, marketing and enquiry helpline services, including the launch of the new 24 hour service this June. To find out more about these improvements and the upcoming changes to business services, we spoke with  Janet Stowell, GP Liaison, Marketing and…

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Think Pink with Joanna Franks

By: The Wellington Team | Published: October 23, 2014

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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.

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How clean are your hands?

By: admin | Published: October 20, 2014

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Following a trip to the toilet, what is the first thing you do? Washing your hands, right? But, are you a quick rinse under cold water washer, a 2 minute thorough scrubber or, worst of all, do you bother at all? Many would be reluctant…

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Is the flu jab for me?

By: The Wellington Team | Published: October 10, 2014

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As flu season looms, you’ll start to see more about the pros and cons of having a flu jab. In this post, we look at the groups of people who are recommended to have the flu jab and why this is, and how you can arrange this at the hospital – if you wish.

While flu may knock most people off their feet for a week, for others with underlying health problems, or for the very young or very old, it can be a far more serious threat, leaving them susceptible to conditions such as pneumonia.

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What Causes a Cardiac Arrest?

By: The Wellington Team | Published: September 29, 2014

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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.

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Eating Well for Autumn

By: The Wellington Team | Published: September 19, 2014

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Tomorrow it’s officially autumn: the season of falling leaves, dusky evenings and coughs & colds.
In this post we encourage you to bolster yourself from the colder weather and autumn winds with fantastically fresh autumnal foods and scrumptious recipe ideas, to help you steer clear of seasonal illnesses.

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Meet the Team: Cynthia Addai, Neurophysiology Manager

By: The Wellington Team | Published: August 27, 2014

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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)!

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What’s a defibrillator? How do I use one?

By: The Wellington Team | Published: August 19, 2014

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This September we will be holding our very first defibrillator training session for the public, demonstrating what a defibrillator is, where you can find them, why they are so important and how you can use one.

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Speaking out about depression

By: The Wellington Team | Published: August 15, 2014

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Many of us have experienced that feeling of sadness, often telling people ‘I feel so depressed’. And after some TLC or a few days of distraction, those feelings lift and life continues. But for some people the feelings remain. Mental health has long been the…

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Migraine: common triggers and treatments

By: The Wellington Team | Published: August 5, 2014

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According to Migraine Action, 190,000 people today in the UK will suffer a migraine attack. Those who do not suffer from migraines can sometimes overlook the impact these debilitating attacks can have on day-to-day activities in a person’s personal or professional life. In September, we celebrate…

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