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Read this article | A Multidisciplinary Approach to Tracheostomy Management

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The Wellington Hospital recently opened the Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness Unit (PDoC), consisting of 10 beds which are part of the rehabilitation wards.

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Head and Neck

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Read this article | A New Chapter in Cancer Care

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Introducing the Inpatient Oncology Unit.

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Oncology

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Read this article | A Partnership in Quality Cancer Care

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The Wellington Hospital has chosen to partner with Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC) to help deliver the very best levels of care to cancer patients.

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Cancer Care

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5


Read this article | A Step Ahead: Internal Medicine

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We take you on a tour around the new Endoscopy Centre based in the Central Building at The Wellington Hospital

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Endoscopy

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Read this article | After Effects of the Ski Season

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Barbara Jemec from The London Hand and Wrist Unit talks about ‘skier’s thumb’, one of the most common skiing injuries, that often goes undetected

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Hand and Wrist

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12


Read this article | Capital Neurosurgeons at The Wellington Hospital

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The Wellington Hospital was the first private hospital in the United Kingdom to establish a comprehensive, self-contained Neurosurgical Unit. Since its inception in 1990, the unit has continued to develop its facilities and is now widely regarded as the country’s leading private neurosurgical service.

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Neurosurgery

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9


Read this article | Come Fly With Me

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Respiratory Physiologist Damian Muncaster asks, are your patients fit to fly this summer?

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Respiratory

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10


Read this article | Craniofacial Service for Adults Patient Care

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Reconstructive surgery has always been a leading specialist area at The Wellington Hospital.

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Craniofacial Surgery

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Read this article | Duty of Candour - What does it mean for GP Practices?

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This April saw the duty of candour regulation come into effect for GP practices and independent practitioners in England, under the Health and Social Care Act 2008, following its statutory introduction back in November 2014.

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GP News

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Read this article | Expert Care, Rapid Diagnosis:The Breast Care Unit

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The incidence of breast cancer continues to increase in the UK with the lifetime risk of a woman developing breast cancer now at 12% (1:8), with 50,000 new diagnoses per year.

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Breast Care

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21


Read this article | Finger on the Pulse: Cardiology Services

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The Cardiac services department at The Wellington Hospital is one of the largest in the UK, with some of the nation’s most distinguished cardiologists and cardiac surgeons leading specialist medical teams

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Cardiology

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Read this article | GeneHealth UK: Genetic screening arrives at The Wellington

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In March this year, GeneHealth UK began holding regular clinics at the Platinum Medical Centre.

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Breast Care

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Read this article | Help is at Hand

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The London Hand and Wrist Unit first opened at The Wellington Hospital in 1995, with the aim of providing specialist care for patients with upper limb conditions and injuries.

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Hand and Wrist

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5


Read this article | In Pursuit of Happiness

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In the UK we are working harder and longer than we have for decades. With economic instability has come a greater emphasis on happiness. And now the issue of happiness and well being, especially during one of the UK’s longest recessions, has become of particular interest to politicians.

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Wellbeing

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10


Read this article | Introducing the Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness Unit at The Wellington Hospital

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The new Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness Unit (PDoC), based on the fifth floor of the South Building, is a specialist service, providing the next natural step on a patient's journey to consciousness.

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Neurology

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Read this article | Investing in ENT expertise

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The ENT specialty has over the last two decades expanded its area of expertise. Whilst a good history still remains important, we have been fortunate in the development of many technical aids which has enhanced our ability to examine in detail the upper air and food passages, our anatomical domain.

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ENT

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5


Read this article | New Lung Function Unit is a Breath of Fresh Air

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We are pleased to announce that the recently formed Lung Function Laboratory at The Wellington Hospital has now opened.

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Respiratory

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Read this article | Rugby: Prevention Better than Cure

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As the dust settles on another fantastic Rugby World Cup, Practice Matters speaks to the four orthopaedic surgeons at The Wellington Foot & Ankle Unit on rugby’s ever-growing popularity, common injuries and ways to prevent them.

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Foot and Ankle

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Read this article | The Bigger Picture: Diagnostics Imaging latest scanning equipment

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The Imaging department at the Platinum Medical Centre (PMC), occupying the entire basement floor of the new building, will be one of the largest and most advanced in the country...

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Imaging

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5


Read this article | The Breast Unit at The Wellington Hospital

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Bernie Phelan, Clinical Nurse Specialist at our Breast Care Unit talks to us about the support she provides to her patients and why she loves being part of this new state-of-the-art unit..

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Breast Care

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9


Read this article | The da Vinci Si Robot

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With the growing benefits of robotic surgery broadly documented and the increase of its use worldwide – The Wellington Hospital has recently acquired the da Vinci Robot. 

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General Surgery

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4


Read this article | The Invasion of Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopic Hernia Repairs

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Increasingly, patients with a hernia might ask about laparoscopic surgery versus open repair.

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General Surgery

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Read this article | The Management of Stroke/Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy in the Hands and Wrists

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The effects of neurological injury, such as stroke, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and cerebral palsy (CP), can be debilitating and life changing.

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Hand and Wrist

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Read this article | The Role of the Rehabilitation Advisor

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The Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit is a 46-bedded unit providing inpatient care for patients recovering from acute brain injury

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Acute Neurological Rehabilitation

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Read this article | The Wellington’s Intensive Care Unit - A Growing Success

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An intensive care unit is at the heart of a modern acute hospital.

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Intensive Care

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Read this article | Thinking to the Future: 5th Annual Brain Injury Conference

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The Wellington Hospital proudly sponsors the UKABIF 5th Annual Brain Injury Conference

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Neurology

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Read this article | Vital Organ Service: The Liver Unit

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With liver disease being the fifth largest cause of death in the UK, it is imperative for the largest private hospital in the UK to have an expert team and state-of-the-art equipment in place to provide the best possible treatment.

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Liver

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10


Read this article | Work related upper limb disorder - How good is your posture?

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Senior Hand Therapist at The Wellington, London Hand and Wrist Unit, Blair Muir discusses the risks associated with Work Related Upper Limb Disorder

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Hand and Wrist

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Read this article | Working Past Retirement

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With an ageing population which may continue to rise with each new generation, the old rules and regulations which saw employees retire at 65, or even before, has now been phased out.

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General Medicine

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11


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