By: The Wellington Team | Published: March 3, 2015
This week we focus on our Balance and Dizziness service, which combines specialist medical, diagnostic and therapy services for the treatment of vestibular and balance problems. Emma Warner, Senior Physiotherapist for Vestibular and Balance, talks us through the service and how it helps those with inner ear disorders & balance problems by developing individual rehabilitation exercise programmes…
By: The Wellington Team | Published: February 19, 2015
This week we caught up with Liz Ricotta, Medical Secretary Manager, and spoke to her about what her average day looks like and how her drive to help other people develop and ability to adapt quickly has lead to an enjoyable and productive career in…
By: The Wellington Team | Published: February 12, 2015
This February, people across the country will be raising awareness for the UK’s single biggest killer, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), as part of National Heart Month. There are nearly 2.3 million people living with CHD in the UK, with somebody dying of a heart attack every seven minutes.
Dr Tim Leben’s, Private GP at The Wellington Hospital talks to us about the signs and symptoms of heart disease, the tests that can diagnose CHD and how to potentially prevent it.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: February 5, 2015
This week, for Cardiac Awareness Month, we talk to Ruth Altmiks, The Wellington’s cardiology manager about her role, the cardiac department and what it has been like to work at the hospital for over 20 years…
By: The Wellington Team | Published: January 29, 2015
Following the festive period we are faced with the long stretch of January, the weather is bitter, your bank balance is disheartening and to top it all off……you’re desperately trying to lose a few pounds!
Look to the local media, newspapers, blogs, documentaries and you’ll find they are awash with the latest fad diet; many of which are based on limited or bad science. Here we turn the spotlight on the 5:2 diet, with specialist dietitian, Lauren Mothershaw breaking down the evidence…
By: The Wellington Team | Published: December 22, 2014
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” but potentially the most indulgent. With the Turkey, all the trimmings, nibbles and alcohol the average Brit will consume around 7,000Kcal on Christmas Day. This would take around 10 hours of running to burn off. We speak to, Lauren Mothershaw, specialist dietitian at The Wellington Hospital about her top tips for keeping trim this Christmas…
By: The Wellington Team | Published: December 10, 2014
On 1 December, The Wellington Foot & Ankle Unit launched their new ‘problem cases’ events for healthcare professionals, at The Wellington Hospital boardroom.
These evenings allow friendly, multi-disciplinary team (MDT) discussion on difficult cases, with input from an expert panel*, ensuring that everyone who participants finds the evening a fun and engaging learning experience.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: December 4, 2014
You may be aware that November was lung cancer awareness month. To continue the awareness of this hugely important campaign, Dr Michael Beckles, Consultant Respiratory Physician at The Wellington Hospital, writes about the important of CT scans in lung cancer screening.