Health Screening: Back to basics

By: The Wellington Team | Published: July 1, 2015

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Health screening can help to identify if apparently healthy people may be at increased risk of a disease or condition. If anyone is found to be at increased risk, they can be offered information, further tests and appropriate treatment to reduce their risk and potential complications arising from the disease or condition.

Over the coming months Dr Lisa Anderson will be looking at different aspects of screening, starting with basics, before moving on to looking at what screening for women and men involves.

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The benefits of robotic surgery: explained

By: The Wellington Team | Published: June 26, 2015

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The introduction of robotic surgery into modern medicine has brought about incredible benefits to both patients and surgeons. Due to small incisions, a reduction in trauma to the body and greater surgeon precision — robotic surgery yields consistently impressive results.

Mr Angus McIndoe, Consultant Gynaecologist at The Wellington Hospital is considered a pioneer in robotic gynaecological surgery, and knows better than anyone, how these tiny robots are doing big things…

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The Paleo Diet: A dietitian’s view

By: The Wellington Team | Published: June 16, 2015

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This week, we spoke to Lauren Mothershaw, Specialist Dietitian at The Wellington Hospital, about the much-publicised paleo diet – its background, how it works, and the positives & negatives – from a dietitian’s point of view.

Posted in: Diagnostics & Outpatients Centre, Dietetics, General Practitioner, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Private GPs, The Wellington Hospital, Uncategorized | No Comments | Read more

Tackling Stress in the Workplace

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

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Dr Tim Lebens is a private GP at The Wellington Hospital, he takes a look at how to manage the growing strain of workplace stress…

Stress is an important evolutionary trait, essential for our survival. It can also be helpful and a positive response to help motivate us, maximise our productivity and improve our performance. However, it can be extremely debilitating in the wrong circumstances. The primary sources of stress in the work place are: demands (workload), control (unable to follow one’s own methodology), lack of support, conflict with colleagues, changing roles and organisational change.

Posted in: General Practitioner, Men's Health, Mental Health, Platinum Medical Centre, Private GPs, Uncategorized, Women's health | No Comments | Read more

Meet the Team: Andrew Roche, Clinical Services Manager

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

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This week, we speak to Andrew Roche, Clinical Services Manager, about his experience in intensive care, his passion for improving the patient experience and his new role here.

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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.

Posted in: Gynaecology, Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Uncategorized, Women's health | No Comments | Read more

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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