The Art of Robotic Surgery

By: admin | Published: May 21, 2015

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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.

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Sports Nutrition and Protein – A dietitian’s view

By: The Wellington Team | Published: May 13, 2015

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We speak to our head of dietetics, Alan Roberts, about why protein is so important in sports nutrition; especially for training athletes, as well as how much you need and how you can achieve the necessary levels through your diet.

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Meet the Team: Susie Paton, Neurosurgical Modern Matron / CQC Compliance Coordinator

By: The Wellington Team | Published: May 6, 2015

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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…

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International Win for our Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit

By: The Wellington Team | Published: April 28, 2015

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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.

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Depression: How much is too much?

By: The Wellington Team | Published: April 21, 2015

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the daily grind? or find yourself losing control over aspects of your life? Stress is a feature of today’s busy lifestyle but can easily manifest as anxiety and then depression. Left unrecognised, depression can perpetuate negative feelings and become destructive. Before long, relationships and work can fall victim to inadvertent and damaging behaviours.This week we spoke to Dr Tim Lebens, private GP at The Wellington Hospital about the signs, symptoms and treatments for depression…

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Juice and detox diets: A dietitian’s view

By: The Wellington Team | Published: April 14, 2015

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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. Several health claims have been made regarding detox and juicing diets that suggest these diets are ideal for rapid weight loss, improving digestion, eliminating toxins, increasing energy levels, decreasing cellulite, boosting immune function and gracing you with clearer skin. So, who wouldn’t be motivated to want to try a juicing or detox diet?
Whether its the colon cleanse diet, liver cleanse diet, detox or juice cleanse diet, cabbage soup diet, 10 day smoothie cleanse diet, etc – the list is endless, 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.

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Meet the Team | Vicki Kiesel, Genetic Counsellor

By: The Wellington Team | Published: April 8, 2015

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In our latest Meet the Team, we speak to Vicki Kiesel, Genetic Counsellor, who has recently joined our Breast Unit team. Vicki tells us about her role, the importance of genetic testing and why prevention really is key to fighting cancers.

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Raising awareness of ovarian cancer: The role of genetic testing

By: The Wellington Team | Published: March 30, 2015

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Last Wednesday, The Wellington Hospital held an educational seminar in London’s West End to update GPs about the issues surrounding ovarian cancer – one of a group of events organised to coincide with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Entitled, Ovarian Cancer: Every Woman Counts, the session covered topics including diagnosis, chemotherapy resistance, and radical approaches to ovarian and uro-gynaecology surgery.

We spoke to Vicki Kiesel, Genetic Director of GeneHealth UK, who now also provides genetic testing services at The Wellington Hospital. Vicki explained why it is so important to raise awareness of this particular cancer.

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Meet the Team: Emma Warner, Senior Physiotherapist for Vestibular & Balance

By: The Wellington Team | Published: March 23, 2015

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Following on from our introduction to The Wellington Dizziness and Balance service, we spoke to Emma Warner, Senior Physiotherapist for Vestibular and Balance about her role in the service, her background and how working in medicine is her blood.

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Have you drunk enough water today?

By: The Wellington Team | Published: March 12, 2015

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We have all heard the phrase urging us to “drink eight glasses of water a day”. In some ways it has almost become a rule of thumb, but how much water should we actually be drinking and why is it important for us to stay well hydrated?

With ‘Nutrition and Hydration week’ coming up (16-22 March) we spoke with Jenine Nascimento, Specialist Dietitian about the importance of keeping hydrated, and why it is imperative for a healthy body and mind.

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