Category: Health

Local Cancer Nurse tells of tough year

It’s been a tough year for nurses and to mark International Nurses Day (12 May) and European Cancer Nursing Day (18 May), Marianne Oswell, a Clinical Nurse Specialist – Metastatic Breast Cancer,  who is based at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester – has sent us a personal insight into what it’s been like on…

Hospital erects marquee to triage coronavirus patients

University Hospital Southampton outlines changes to emergency admissions during coronavirus outbreak The emergency department at University Hospital Southampton has been transformed as part of preparations to manage Coronavirus (COVID-19). All patients who self-present or are referred by their GP are now assessed in the marquee outside of the department. Patients of all ages with respiratory…

Council offers useful Coronavirus advice after 1st Hampshire case

‘The risk of catching coronavirus remains low’ says Hampshire County CouncilHampshire County Council Director of Public Health has told residents that the risk of catching coronavirus remains low as the Council confirmed that the county has its first case . The affected patient has been transferred to a treatment centre in London where they are…

Coronavirus: where to find useful info

  With the news of the discovery of the first UK cases of Coronavirus, Hampshire County Council are advising residents to log on to the gov.uk website for the latest information In a press release, Councillor Judith Grajewski the Cabinet member for Public Health said: “With two confirmed cases in the UK, it is important…

NHS urges more people to get flu jab

Flu jab

England’s top doctors have urged people to protect themselves and their families from flu amid warnings that new cases may peak over the busy Christmas period. While more people over the age of 65 have got their flu jab than this time last year – the call to action from Professor Stephen Powis, the NHS…

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…