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Difference Between a Hospital Ward and Private Room
Difference Between a Hospital Ward and Private Room
The pros and cons of obtaining a private room in an NHS hospital over staying on an open ward. How the advantages can often outweigh the disadvantages but things to be…...
Difference Between NHS and Private Hospitals
Difference Between NHS and Private Hospitals
The primary reasons why people would choose to opt for private healthcare over the NHS. How the two sectors differ in terms of waiting lists and facilities as well as…...
Hospital Parking Charges
Hospital Parking Charges
Parking in NHS hospitals was introduced quite a few years ago but since 2005, the parking policies of many hospital car parks have become more draconian....
How to Pass the Time in Hospital as a Patient
How to Pass the Time in Hospital as a Patient
How to pass the time in hospital and avoid boredom. The types of things you could be doing to keep your mind occupied and why it’s useful to find out what is and isn’t…...
Planning to Visit a Loved One in Hospital
Planning to Visit a Loved One in Hospital
The importance of hospital visits to both patient and visitors and what to expect from a visit. How it’s important to check if you can visit outside normal hours and…...
Specialist Hospitals
Specialist Hospitals
A brief overview of some of the more typical specialist hospitals which are found in the UK and what each of them specialise in. How your GP or local NHS trust will be…...
The Role of a Nurse
The Role of a Nurse
A description of the multitude of tasks and responsibilities which make up the role of a nurse. How their importance to the medical profession can never be…...
Understanding Blood Transfusions
Understanding Blood Transfusions
Understanding the procedure of a blood transfusion and what’s involved. The reasons a blood transfusion might be needed and what it’s designed to achieve. The…...
Waiting For A Partner's Surgery To Be Completed
Waiting For A Partner's Surgery To Be Completed
Things you might do whilst waiting for a partner’s surgery to be completed. How diverting your mind to other thoughts and activities, not only will this help to pass…...
What is an Intensive Care Unit for?
What is an Intensive Care Unit for?
What an intensive care unit (ICU) comprises of and what it is intended for. The background of the ICU staff and what to expect if you are visiting a patient in an ICU…...
What is Keyhole Surgery?
What is Keyhole Surgery?
How keyhole surgery has revolutionised many of the traditional surgical procedures that take place in hospitals. How it enables surgery to be carried out without…...
What Resources and Services to Expect in Hospital
What Resources and Services to Expect in Hospital
How hospitals have been transformed over the last decade or so with the introduction of many new services and facilities aimed at making life better for both patients…...
What to Expect from Hospital Food
What to Expect from Hospital Food
How hospital food is usually far better than its perceived ‘image’ might suggest and how you’ll be able to choose from a variety of meals and snacks and also have…...
What to Pack for a Hospital Stay
What to Pack for a Hospital Stay
The essential items to pack when you are about to go into hospital. Additional non-essential items you may wish to bring with you but the importance of checking with…...
X-Rays - What to Expect
X-Rays - What to Expect
What to expect if you are asked to undergo an x-ray. What x-rays are used to determine and what the procedure involves as well as what you can expect to happen…...
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