The NI man whose life was saved thanks to heart surgery... and the mum with a family history of cardiac issues who captured his joy at being restored to health in a series of feelgood photographs BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Maurice Whitten, from Bangor, wasn’t expected to survive, but happily his cardiologist managed to repair a damaged valve. He tells Leona O’Neill how he hopes Rostrevor photographer Karen Clerkin’s wonderful images of him enjoying life again will inspire others battling ill health. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/the-ni-man-whose-life-was-saved-thanks-to-heart-surgery-and-the-mum-with-a-family-history-of-cardiac-issues-who-captured-his-joy-at-being-restored-to-health-in-a-series-of-feelgood-photographs-37521021.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37520950.ece/3f7fa/AUTOCROP/h342/ice_-_5-_Read-Only_.jpg Email Maurice Whitten, from Bangor, wasn’t expected to survive, but happily his … [Read more...] about The NI man whose life was saved thanks to heart surgery… and the mum with a family history of cardiac issues who captured his joy at being restored to health in a series of feelgood photographs
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Surgical work, including cancer treatment, could be moved out of Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital this winter, despite the option being rejected just weeks ago.Politicians and union leaders had warned the idea, which was proposed after the trust was put into special measures in September, risked significant, long-term damage to the QEH.But a leaked document, which the Lynn News has seen, suggests the option is back on the table, because of continuing staff shortages.The hospital's board had decided to close two wards and recruit additional agency staff as an alternative to moving surgery to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.But the memo says the recruitment drive has not attracted sufficient numbers and executives do not want to “dilute staffing levels to a position where they include a greater number of agency staff than is absolutely necessary.”The document says that a decision by the N&N to move its gastroenterology beds means surgical programmes could be run from … [Read more...] about New plan to move surgery and cancer treatment from King’s Lynn hospital to Norwich revealed
One in seven operations are being cancelled on the day of surgery at overstretched hospitals, data shows. And one in 10 patients attending a planned operation have already had it axed at least once before. Patients needing to be kept in for a few days after were more than three times as likely to have their procedure cancelled. Operations at hospitals with an A&E were five times more likely to be axed. Prof Cliff Shearman, vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said: “It is very worrying that patients requiring critical care after planned surgery are more likely to encounter difficulties. “It also demonstrates how emergency pressures and admissions adversely affect other parts of the hospital.” The findings are from a snapshot study of the whole NHS in one week, published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. The Royal College of Anaesthetists and University College London used data from 90% of UK hospitals on inpatient cancellations. Of 26,171 ops … [Read more...] about One in seven ops cancelled on day of surgery at stretched hospitals, data shows
Video Sophie Wright is Britain's first female junior European mountain bike champion. Picture: Ian Burt Archant 2017 It’s been a dramatic year for Norfolk cycling star Sophie Wright but it’s finishing on a high, as one of the newest members of British Cycling’s senior squad told David Freezer, as she sets her sights on an exciting 2018. Sophie Wright at one of her favourite training spots in the Norfolk countryside. Picture: Ian BurtCycling prodigy Sophie Wright is used to climbing hills on her bike but this year those inclines have seemed just that bit steeper – after two rounds of heart surgery.The 18-year-old’s difficult year is finishing on a high though, after being named in British Cycling’s senior mountain bike squad for the first time.That follows the Horsford cyclist becoming Great Britain’s first ever junior female European mountain bike (MTB) champion, on Huskvarna Mountain in Sweden in May 2016, showing why she was a … [Read more...] about After two heart surgeries and a broken shoulder blade Norfolk cycling star Sophie Wright is named in British Cycling’s senior mountain bike squad
IT is major surgery that can take up to a year to fully recover from. But how long does a hip replacement take and how much does the surgery cost? Here's what you need to know. How long does a hip replacement take and how is it done? A hip replacement is a common type of surgery where a damaged hip joint is swapped with an artificial replacement. The surgery can be carried out either under a general anaesthetic or an epidural and the surgery typically takes between 60 to 90 minutes to carry out. During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision into the hip, removes the damaged joint and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal alloy or ceramic. A modern artificial hip joint should last the patient for at least 15 years. What happened to Prince Philip? Prince Philip was admitted to London's King Edward VII Hospital on April 3, for a hip operation, which took place today. The surgery was a success and he's "comfortable and in good spirits", Buckingham Palace has said. … [Read more...] about How long does a hip replacement op take, what’s the cost and recovery time of Prince Philip’s surgery and does it scar?