HEALTH & BEAUTY
A Nurse's Diary: Life in the War

A Nurse's Diary: Life in the War

The notion of nursing as a caring profession often falls under the microscope. Dedication and commitment are undoubtedly of paramount importance in such a demanding job. And it appears that over the past 70 years or so it has always been that way, according to rare archives that have been

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Juba Link Proves Invaluable Project

Juba Link Proves Invaluable Project

After combined service of more than 50 years at St Mary’s Hospital, it would have been easy for Tim and Zorina Walsh to slip quietly into retirement. Tim was consultant surgeon at the Island hospital for nearly 25 years while Zorina was initially senior surgical secretary and later the Post

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Chris Keeps Vital Service on Move

Chris Keeps Vital Service on Move

By Peter White There is still confusion among some Islanders as to when it is best to call the NHS health line 111 as opposed to ringing the accepted emergency number of 999. So Island Life talked to Chris Smith, who is head of the IW Ambulance Service, and as

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Hip Op Hooray!

Hip Op Hooray!

By Peter White A hip replacement is one of the most common and successful operations carried out on the Island. Each year around 250 patients are admitted to St Mary’s Hospital to undergo the surgery that can bring to an end what have often been years of pain and misery.

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Wipe Out Winter Tiredness

Wipe Out Winter Tiredness

Do you find it harder to roll out of bed every morning when the temperature drops and the mornings are darker? If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel tired and sluggish during winter. Here for Island Life readers are some energy-giving solutions. If you find yourself longing for your

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Project That Really Works

Project That Really Works

A groundbreaking project called The Works, launched earlier this year to help young Islanders give up drink and drugs completely, is already producing positive results. It is an alarming fact that the Island has one of the highest rates in the country of young people being admitted to hospital with

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Dr Paul’s Active Life Both Near and in Far East – Dr Paul Hooper

Dr Paul’s Active Life Both Near and in Far East – Dr Paul Hooper

To hundreds of his patients he was simply known as Dr. Hooper, a general practitioner who worked for more than 30 years at the practice in Pyle Street, Newport. But in an active and very varied lifestyle, there has been much more to Dr. Paul Hooper than just diagnosing ailments

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Aiming for Excellence – Richard Sainsbury

Aiming for Excellence – Richard Sainsbury

Since taking up his post at St Mary’s in September 2007, consultant breast surgeon Mr Richard Sainsbury has greatly improved treatment for breast cancer patients on the Island and people are even travelling from the mainland to be treated by him. But it is his dream that in the future

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