By: The Wellington Team | Published: July 1, 2015
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.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: June 26, 2015
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…
By: The Wellington Team | Published: June 16, 2015
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.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: June 8, 2015
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.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: May 28, 2015
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.
By: admin | Published: May 21, 2015
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.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: May 6, 2015
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…
By: The Wellington Team | Published: April 28, 2015
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.