One Ashford News


The Role of Independent Healthcare During the COVID-19 Outbreak

  Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Helmut Zahn, Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at One Ashford Hospital   Over the past few months, healthcare in the United Kingdom has been put under enormous pressure by the Coronavirus outbreak. Because of the unknown nature of this new predator, drastic action had to be taken, in order to…


Verso Stemless Bone Preserving Reverse Shoulder Replacement with Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Jai Relwani

  Every year, several conventional total shoulder replacements are successfully performed in the UK for patients with shoulder arthritis. This type of surgery, however, is less beneficial for patients with large rotator cuff tears who have developed a complex type of shoulder arthritis called “cuff tear arthropathy.” For these patients, a conventional total shoulder replacement…


Wide Awake Surgery with Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Chris James

  Following the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of our patients is becoming even more crucial than ever. Where previous operations were mostly performed asleep under general anaesthetic, medical advances have made it possible to now operate with patients awake during their procedure. This is carried out via injections at the top of…


Lung Cancer Awareness Month – Understanding the Myths

  November is lung cancer awareness month (LCAM) and is intended to raise awareness about the potential causes and risk factors of the disease. It also promotes the need for screening, and the importance of research to identify more effective treatments.   Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK, with over…


National Alcohol Awareness Week

  This week, Alcohol Change UK are holding Alcohol Awareness Week.  This is a week dedicated to raising awareness and campaigning for change.  It is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking.   The theme for Alcohol Awareness Week 2020 is Alcohol and mental health, focusing on the links between the two…


Medicines Safety Week 2020

The annual Medications Safety Week forms part an international effort to raise awareness about the importance of reporting suspected adverse drug reactions with national medicines regulatory authorities from 74 countries across the globe and their stakeholders participating. The theme of the campaign is “every report counts” and can help others in the future. This #MedSafetyWeek…


Knee Injection Therapy with Mr Rohit Jain

  Mr Rohit Jain, a leading Orthopaedic Hip and Knee surgeon, practicing at One Ashford Hospital, shares his professional medical knowledge to guide you through making a confident and well-informed decision on how to approach your knee joint treatment.   What is Knee Osteoarthritis? A breakdown of cartilage leads to the process of osteoarthritis (OA). Cartilage is provided by…


Managing Anxiety During COVID-19

  When it comes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many of us have been left feeling unsettled.  There is what you see, what you hear and after taking it all in, how you feel.  It is not unusual to feel anxious in these current circumstances that are beyond our control, and for those who already…


Bladder Cancer and Blood in Urine with Mr Milan Thomas

  Blood in Urine (Haematuria) Blood in the urine could be a sign of underlying disease of the urinary system, including bladder and kidney cancer or diseases of the kidney.  It should not be ignored and if concerned you should seek a specialist opinion from a Urologist and sometimes a kidney doctor.   Are there…


Global Handwashing Day 2020

  Global Handwashing Day is held every year on the 15th October and is dedicated to increasing awareness around handwashing.  Understanding the importance of handwashing with soap is an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases, as we all know that handwashing save lives and has never been more important than it is today with…