The GP is a brief newsletter aimed at keeping you up to date with all things KEVII. This week’s read time: 6 mins
The Endometriosis Centre at King Edward VII’s Hospital is one of the only private endometriosis centres in the UK to be accredited by the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE).
Endometriosis is a chronic and debilitating condition that affects approximately 1.5 million women in the UK and can be difficult to diagnose because of the variations between symptoms.
At our Endometriosis Centre, your patients will have access to world-leading techniques and procedures that can help treat the symptoms of severe endometriosis. The extensive multi-disciplinary team includes gynaecologists, colorectal surgeons, urologists, specialist endometriosis nurses and consultants with radiology and fertility expertise.
From internationally renowned consultants to state of the art diagnostic imaging, we help patients begin their journey back to health with our comprehensive services.
If you would like more information about our Endometriosis Centre, please click here.
Did you know that King Edward VII’s Hospital has one of London’s only Hydrotherapy pools? Hydrotherapy (water-based therapy) is ideal for patients who are not ready to bear weight, especially after foot, knee, hip or shoulder surgery. One of our Hospital’s physiotherapists, Rob Ferguson, is here to share some information about Hydrotherapy and some of the top benefits it has for your patients.
“Hydrotherapy has been practiced for hundreds of years! Hippocrates documented its use and referred to the treatment as ‘Hydropathy’, but the Ancient Greeks were not the only people to recognise the beneficial effects of exercise and therapy in water,” explains Rob. “Water-based rehabilitation was also used by the Chinese, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations, but it has come a long way from those days. Now it has a scientific approach and research-based optimisation to ensure that the best practices are being used.”
“A Hydrotherapy session usually lasts 30 minutes and it is conducted by a qualified physiotherapist. The water is heated to 35 degrees Celsius and is never any deeper than a person’s chest at the deepest end, based on an average height of about 5’7” across males and females,” says Rob. “During the session, the physiotherapist will take the patient through a range of exercises specific to their condition. Because of the buoyancy in the water, there are a lot of functional activities and exercises that a patient would not be able to complete on land but are able to achieve fully in the pool.”
What are some of the main benefits of Hydrotherapy?
If you would like to learn more about our Physiotherapy departments, or if you think Hydrotherapy is something that would benefit one of your patients, please click here to learn more.
With the summer upon us, elderly, immunocompromised or deconditioned patients within your Practice may be more susceptible to conditions such as urinary tract infections, dehydration and confusion.
If any of your patients suffer from any of these and would benefit from Hospital care in a cool, calm environment with outstanding nursing care then King Edward VII’s Hospital would be delighted to accept your referral.
To refer a patient for direct admission please call 020 7467 4344 or out of hours call 020 7486 4411 and ask to speak to the Matron’s office
During the traditionally less busy summer month of August we are bringing respite care packages back to the Hospital. For one month only patients can be admitted for a 7 or 14 night stay for £3,500 per week. Respite packages include:
To discuss the requirements of a patient prior to admission, please contact bookings and enquiries on 020 7467 4344
King Edward VII’s Hospital has been providing medical care to present and former members of the Armed Forces since it opened its doors in 1899. Thanks to the support of our partners and benefactors, and many individual donors, we are proud to be able to continue, at our Centre for Veterans’ Health, to provide life-changing medical treatment to the men and women who have served this country, at little or no cost to themselves.
Through our Veterans’ Pain Management Programme, an inter-disciplinary team of consultants in pain medicine, psychology and psychiatry, with the complimentary expertise of a specialist pain nurse and pain physiotherapist, aim to help veterans develop a better understanding of pain, improve mood, confidence and to increase meaningful activity, self-management and quality of life.
Our Veterans’ Pain Clinic offers veterans a 45-minute appointment with Dr Dominic Aldington, a veteran and renowned pain specialist, who provides them with medication review, advice and guidance.
If you have patients who are present or former members of the Armed Forces who are unable to receive timely and effective treatment elsewhere, we encourage you to learn more about the services that KEVII can provide.
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Join us on 31st July between 6.30pm-8.30pm for a relaxed evening of food, wine and topical discussion and networking with our Women’s Health Consultants and other primary care colleagues. To reserve a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe that King Edward VII’s Hospital is an organisation which values diversity within its workforce, not only during Pride season but throughout the year. We firmly believe that all staff should have the right to be whoever they want to be and love whoever they want to love.
We hope that everyone who celebrated had safe and happy Pride.