Category: Health

Surgeon uses magnet and nail to treat arthritis

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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…

Save our Sure Start protest comes to Eastleigh

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A peaceful protest turned noisy in Eastleigh as activists took to the streets chanting “Save our sure start.’ The protestors are worried that many sure start childrens centres across Hampshire, including one at Eastleigh will face closure if proposals to streamline family services go through. The current network of 54 local centres offering support and…

Eastleigh blood donors honoured

A group of dedicated blood donors from Eastleigh, including the town’s former MP Mike Thornton, have potentially saved more than 2,000 lives between them say the NHS Blood and Transplant service. The four blood donors from Eastleigh, who have collectively made 773 donations, were among those honoured for their lifesaving efforts with commemorative medals at a…

Warning as New Flu strain beats annual jab

Respiratory experts at Southampton General Hospital have warned a strain of flu not covered by the seasonal vaccine is contributing to a significant rise in emergency hospital admissions. Dr Ben Marshall, a specialist in respiratory medicine, said the number of patients admitted with respiratory illnesses had doubled. Around half were found to have the influenza…

Moorgreen Hospital Stakeholder Group Launched

An energetic meeting took place at Moorgreen Hospital last week between various NHS service providers and campaigners. A third of the hospital site was transferred to the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) in April this year, for housing development, and a local campaign by Eastleigh Southern Parishes Health Action Group got over 2,200 signatures on…