Category: Health

Council offers useful Coronavirus advice after 1st Hampshire case

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‘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…

Specialist to perform robotic joint replacements

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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…

Hospital services rated ‘Outstanding’

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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

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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…