One Hatfield News


What is Myogenes Genetic Testing for Health & Fitness?

  Myogenes Genetic Testing for Health & Fitness is a simple saliva swab test that gives patients a comprehensive overview of their individual health, diet and lifestyle responses based on their individual DNA.   What is does it test for? The DNA sample will be analysed for individual responses to a range of diet, health…


Spotlight on Cervical Cancer

by Miss Ghadah Ahson, Consultant Gynaecologist Cervical cancer is the 14th most common cancer in women in the UK. The NHS Cervical Screening Programme has made a significant impact on cervical cancer mortality since it was established in 1988, saving an estimated 5,000 lives a year. Despite that approximately 3,200 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year. Prevention is…


Paediatric Allergy Testing. How is Allergy identified, and how do we treat it?

We asked Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Chinedu Nwokoro: What is Allergy? Allergy is present when the immune system produces a harmful or irritant reaction to food, airborne or other trigger substances (known as allergens).    Is it the same as Food Intolerance? No. Food Allergy is different from food intolerance.  Food intolerance may be caused by other non-allergic…


Knee osteotomy patient journey – the alternative to knee replacement

What is knee osteotomy? Osteotomy procedures realign the knee joint improving mobility in patients and reduce pain. They are ideally suited to younger patients who have damage to the knee joint on one side but are reluctant to have a knee replacement. Patients only require one night in hospital for a single bone osteotomy and…


5 Facts on Hernia Repair

  Hernias are a common condition caused when the body pushes an organ through a weakened area of muscle or tissue. Surgery can correct the muscle weakness of the affected area to strengthen, support and fix the problem.   Facts about Hernia   The most common symptoms are pain, swelling and discomfort at the site…


Mr Tim Waters returns from Vietnam 58 surgeries later

Our very own Orthoapedic Consultant Tim Waters recently worked with Operation Walk to travel to Vietnam to treat less fortunate people, often from rural areas, who were no longer able to care for their families or be looked after themselves due complex hip and knee problems. Together the team performed  58 hip and knee replacements during their…


Endometriosis – The Key Facts

            Our Consultant Gynaecologist Mr C P Lim specialises in diagnosing and treatment patients suffering with Endometriosis.  As our expert, we asked him the key facts to help patients with their concerns. Endometriosis is a unique condition whereby growth of tissue similar to the lining of the womb exists outside…


Is Breast Augmentation Right for You?

  Have you been considering breast augmentation surgery? We have asked our expert cosmetic surgeon Mr Marcus Davis to answer the most frequent questions patients ask about this type of surgery. Have any additional questions? Join our free mini cosmetic consultation evening on Wednesday 27th February or visit our events page to see the next…


One Hatfield Hospital Gets Great Reviews

100% patients who completed a survey in our inpatient ward and in our outpatient departments would recommend us to their friends and family. Below are a selection of words used from patient reviews submitted in December 2018 for One Hatfield Hospital.