Category: Health

Specialist to perform robotic joint replacements

Nuffield Wessex Hospital

Chandler’s Ford hospital offering pioneering new treatment  A local knee specialist is to begin offering patients access to pioneering robotic joint replacement surgery at the Wessex Nuffield Hospital in Chandler’s Ford. Amir Qureshi, a consultant knee and limb reconstruction surgeon, is set to begin partial and total knee replacements in the city using the technology…

Local Mums to celebrate breastfeeding.

  Thousands of Mums and babies are expected to take part in ‘The Big Breastfeeding Café’ on May 1. The nationwide initiative, now in it’s fourth year, will connect mothers to celebrate their personal breastfeeding experiences. In addition to Cafés being hosted by mothers in their own homes and independent coffee shops, national chain Coffee#1…

Hospital services rated ‘Outstanding’

The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for providing effective services by the Care Quality Commission. The inspection focussed on the quality of four core services; urgent and emergency care, medicine, maternity and outpatients. Although there was a good overall rating, Maternity safety and outpatient services both…

MP calls for better roads for cyclists and treatment for brain injury victims

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has spoken from personal experience of how a brain injury can impact the lives of victims and their families and has highlighted the need for local roads to become safer for cyclists. Davies attended an event held by Headway UK campaigners to raise awareness of acquired brain injury and the need…

Solent Mind celebrates peer support work

Local charity Solent Mind has held an event to release new research findings about the difference community peer support can make for people with mental health problems. Peer support can include one-to-one mentoring, groups, online communities, social groups or self-help groups. Mind worked alongside St George’s, University of London, The McPin Foundation and the London School…

5p sized heart monitor a ‘game changer’

Cardiac experts in Southampton have fitted a heart failure patient with a revolutionary monitoring device the size of a 5p coin. The wireless CardioMEMS Heart Failure System is a tiny battery-free sensor which is implanted into the pulmonary artery via the groin, charged externally and does not require replacement at any point. It enables clinicians…

Surgeon uses magnet and nail to treat arthritis

Surgeons in Southampton have used a new procedure which involves extending a metal nail in the shin bone with a remote-controlled magnet to treat early-stage knee arthritis. Amir Ali Qureshi, a consultant  surgeon at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, has performed the operation on three patients at Southampton General Hospital. The technique, called a intramedullary…