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…

Ukip councillor: ‘NHS Trust put lives at risk’

  Today’s news that the Calmore-based Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have been fined £2 million for failing two patients who died in its care has come as no surprise says former Ukip County Councillor Andy Moore. Last year Southern Health pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety laws due to a series of “systematic…

Eastleigh’s MP supports organ donation ‘opt-out’

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has supported a Bill to introduce an ‘opt-out’ system for organ donation in England following a meeting with Bishopstoke resident Andrew Dibsdall who told the MP how important organ donation had been for him and many others. Mims Davies said in a press release: I am delighted to have supported this…

Mims gets the needle

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies is urging Eastleigh folk to get a flu jab so they can stay well this winter. Davies was vaccinated at a town centre pharmacy at the weekend. The injection is available to everybody and is free from GP surgeries for people who are over 65 , or who care for elderly…

Local care home joins dementia campaign

The care home operator which runs Chandler’s Ford Care Home, has joined John’s Campaign, which is calling for the right of people with dementia to be supported by their family carers. John’s campaign works to enable more people to visit and help care for their relatives in medical and social care services at the times…

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…

Doctor: ‘Put children’s sleep on health agenda’

Sleeping Child

  A leading children’s doctor has warned there is a “desperate need” to get children’s sleep on the public health agenda in England and across the UK. Dr Catherine Hill, a consultant in paediatric sleep medicine at Southampton Children’s Hospital, said there is already a burden to the NHS “here and now” from childhood sleep…

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…

Christmas 2016 opening hours for Eastleigh pharmacies

  With an extended festive break this year the NHS has issued details of pharmacy opening hours in the Eastleigh area. Between December 25 – 27 and January 1 – 2 most chemists in the borough will be closed with only Wainwrights in Bishopstoke opening on Christmas Day. Julia Booth, Pharmacy Manager for NHS England…

More money on way for life saving defibs

A couple from Botley who have been campaigning to establish a countrywide network of  public access defibrillators were surprised to find the chancellor of exchequer has once again earmarked funds in last week’s budget to buy more of the life saving machines. Graham and Anne hunter met George Osborne will he was visiting Botley Mill…