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Diabetes – The Hidden Disease

Published: October 23, 2015

Around 2.9 million people living in the UK have diabetes, with an additional 850,000 people estimated to be living undiagnosed with the condition. Birmingham has the highest rate of diabetes in the country, with nearly one in 10 people in some parts of the city living with the condition.  Nearly 9.3 percent of the residents […]

Do We Have Infection Under Control?

Published: October 23, 2015

When infections spread in hospitals this always tends to make headlines. We have seen a number of serious infections spread in hospitals over the past couple of decades including Clostridium difficile, an infection that can cause serious gastrointestinal infections, as well as blood poisoning or endocarditis (an infection of the inner lining of the heart).  There is […]

Advice for Hospital Visitors

Published: October 23, 2015

If you’re about to visit someone in hospital then give some thought to making sure your visit is a positive experience for you and those around you. This means understanding the requirements with respect to the spread of disease and hygiene, and sticking to the rules that the hospital has put in place for the […]

Alzheimer’s – The Early Warning Signs

Published: October 23, 2015

World Alzheimer’s Day takes place this year on the 21 September and is an annual event that has been designed to raise awareness of what is now the most common form of dementia. There are currently around 800,000 people in the UK with dementia and by 2021 this figure is predicted to rise to more […]

The Good Hope Fete – Saturday September 14th

Published: October 23, 2015

The Good Hope Fete is an annual event that takes place each year at the Good Hope Hospital and is a fun filled day of fabulous food, activities and community spirit. This year the Good Hope Hospital is calling for Suttonians to come along on Saturday September 14th and take part in the lively community fete […]

World Breastfeeding Week – Giving Support

Published: October 23, 2015

We have just had World Breastfeeding Week and this year it was aiming to provide new mothers with a network of support during that critical period after the birth of a new baby.  The time after a newborn enters a home is joy filled but can be exhausting and isolating too.  Even those new mothers […]

Carers Need Caring Too

Published: October 23, 2015

National Carers Week was marked a few weeks ago, and we are taking a look at the support that carers provide to those who need them, as well as ways in which carers can ensure they themselves are well cared for. The role of a carer is incredibly important, whether caring for relatives, friends, children […]

Get on your bike!

Published: October 23, 2015

Bike Week, the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event will take place this year between 15-23 June. If you’re looking for a great way to get fit, or just a new hobby this is the ideal time to do it so why not get involved? For those who haven’t considered cycling as an option before […]

How to make the most of walking

Published: October 23, 2015

As we look back on National Walking Month in May and the more than 81,000 miles that were covered to mark it, there’s no doubt that getting out and pounding those pavements/streets/hills/dales is a great way to increase fitness and improve health. Much less high impact than running or jogging but still an enormously effective […]

Keep your blood pressure in check following World Health Day

Published: October 23, 2015

World Health Day took place on 7th April and this year the theme for the event was high or raised blood pressure (also known as hypertension). This type of condition is completely preventable but plays a central role in some serious health conditions, such as kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes. The World Health Day event […]

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