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If you are having or have had weight loss surgery at Spire Bushey, you are now eligible to attend the monthly weight loss support groups without further charge or time limit. If you have had weight loss surgery elsewhere and you wish to attend we would like to welcome you for a small charge of £10 per session or £100 for the year, payable on the night. If you are thinking about having weight loss surgery and want to find out more about it from other weight loss surgery patients then you are welcome to attend one of the support group sessions free of charge.

Support Group 2016

Each month our specialist bariatric dietitian, Gill Cuffaro will deliver a short education/discussion session at the beginning of the evening that will cover topics such as:

  • Exercise
  • Vitamins - which ones, why and how long for?
  • Balancing your meals - protein first!
  • Coping with celebrations and special occasions
  • Food and mood.

It is your support group, so the topics covered will be those that are most important and interesting to you. You will also have the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other patients who are at different stages of their weight loss journey. It is a friendly and informal group that is both supportive and informative.

Our Weight Loss Support Group meet the first Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm. All meetings will take place in the restaurant at Spire Bushey Hospital. Please see below for full list of dates. 

Tuesday 5 January
Tuesday 2 February
Tuesday 1 March
Tuesday 5 April
Tuesday 3 May
Tuesday 7 June
Tuesday 5 July
Tuesday 2 August
Tuesday 6 September
Tuesday 4 October
Tuesday 1 November
Tuesday 6 December

Join us

Pre-booking is not essential as you can just turn up on the night, but it is helpful if you are able to let us know if you are coming by emailing Danielle.Danslow@spirehealthcare.com or calling 020 8901 0312.

Read some of the comments that some of our current members have said about the support group:

"The support and friendship that is offered by the group has been invaluable and has really contributed to my excellent progress."
– Mrs C, three years post gastric sleeve with eight stone weight loss.

"When I am struggling a bit and think that I am not making much progress the support group gives me reassurance and encouragement and it is great to meet and talk with other patients who are further down the line than me and have reached their ideal weight after gastric band surgery."
– Miss R, seven months post gastric band with two-and-a-half stone weight loss.