News in 2017

Aspen CEO Quality Symposium 2017

  Last week Aspen Healthcare held the 3rd annual CEO Quality Symposium in which teams from across all the Aspen hospitals and clinic presented ways in which we had improved on our three core values. These...

Date: 14/11/2017
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What is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic and potentially debilitating chronic bowel disorder. It is often a diagnosed when investigations have not shown any evidence of structural, biochemical or inflammatory...

Date: 31/10/2017
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Celebrating Older Person's Day 2017

  October 1st is the official Older Person's Day for 2017, an international day to celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people have made to society.   This year we focus...

Date: 13/10/2017
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How much is a portion of fruit or veg?

  It's National Allotments Week and with the abundance of seasonal fruit and vegetables around at this time of year, we’ve asked our Dietitian to tell us, what exactly is a portion of fruit and...

Date: 15/08/2017
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Our Resident Dietitian Michelle Bremang has shared 10 nutrition tips for our nurses and other shift workers to maintain a healthy and balanced diet  

Date: 08/08/2017
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Advanced Warning: Road closures on Sunday 30th July

Please be aware that there will be a mass participation cycle ride on Sunday 30th July, which goes along Parkside (the main road at the front of the Hospital), resulting in road closures from 0730 to 1930 that day. This...

Date: 27/07/2017
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Eat Well With Diabetes

  Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is higher than normal because your body cannot use it properly. You will either be treated with dietary advice or medication to...

Date: 02/06/2017
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Physiotherapy following stroke

  If a stroke causes damage to the part of the brain which controls movement, a patient can present with a variety of different symptoms, including weakness, lack of co-ordination, altered sensation, and...

Date: 24/05/2017
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Sit less and move more!

On Your Feet Britain - Convert your sitting time to standing time! Regular exercise and a balanced diet hold enormous benefits for your health, both now and in the future! Being active isn’t easy for everyone;...

Date: 26/04/2017
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Hay Fever

Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is often treated as the poor relation of eczema and asthma – just a bit of a seasonal inconvenience. It is an allergy to house dust, house dust mites, moulds, trees, grass pollens...

Date: 26/04/2017
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Children with leaky nose (Rhinorrhoea)

  How does it impact on the child’s routine life? It is associated with reduced quality of life because of its impact on sleep. Such children can have reduced school attendance and academic performance....

Date: 04/04/2017
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Nutrition and Hydration Awareness Week

Our Resident Dietitian Michelle Bremang answers some questions this Nutrition and Hydration Week with the aim to keep you well-nourished and well hydrated!   Am I getting my 5–a day? Eating a...

Date: 14/03/2017
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Endometriosis: a hidden epidemic

It’s as common as diabetes, yet so few are aware of its existence, delaying diagnosis by more than nine years!   What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition where cells that behave like...

Date: 09/03/2017
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Investing in patient care

At Parkside Hospital we continue to strive towards providing the highest standard of care and have recently appointed Allison Bullivant as Matron of Parkside Hospital.  Allison brings a wealth of experience and...

Date: 07/03/2017
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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in children (OSA)

Enlarged adenoids and tonsils are a major cause for disturbed sleep in children. Lack of sleep can impact growth and development of a child.   Children with large adenoids and tonsils are regular mouth breathers...

Date: 02/03/2017
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What is Silent Reflux?

  Silent reflux, also known as Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease (LPR), is an extra oesophageal disorder of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) with symptoms relating to sensations in the throat.     These...

Date: 08/02/2017
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Beating the chill with Raynauds..

As soon as it gets cold, many with Raynaud’s desperately reach for some added warmth and security to beat the chill. Clothing is being layered on and heat packs are out and at the ready!  But what actually...

Date: 03/02/2017
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