World title win for knee op Dad

12 August 2019

Two operations on a damaged knee could have put a stop Welsh karate black belt Gareth Rowe competing at the top level after almost 30 years in the sport. But as he was presented with the Gold Medal at the WUKF World Championships in Bratislava, 52-year-old Gareth was looking to the future and now has eyes on more international titles.

World title win for knee op Dad

Does your recovery need hydrotherapy?

06 February 2019

Hydrotherapy may a useful addition to your rehabilitation programme following injury or surgery. It increases strength, balance and flexibility – essential to regaining normal function – and is less likely to exacerbate any pain due to the fact that the water reduces the load through your joints. In the early days when you could be sore, the effect of the water supporting your limb means it is easier to move through a full range of movement, rather than struggling on land without any buoyancy assistance. As you progress through your recovery and the pain of your injury or surgery decreases, your hydrotherapist will increase the difficulty of the exercises and this can be at a quicker pace than if you were exercising in a gym.

Movember 2018

06 November 2018

Men are being urged to talk the talk and walk the walk, to highlight health issues that are causing thousands of premature deaths in the UK. It is part of this year’s Movember campaign, where men grow moustaches to encourage awareness of killer diseases such as prostate and testicular cancer as well as poor mental health. Now they are also being asked to become ‘a walking, talking advertisement’ to show that taking early action really can save lives.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

02 November 2018

It is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK and usually shows no symptoms in the very early stages – so recognising possible signs of lung cancer when they do occur is of the utmost importance. Now, with Lung Cancer Awareness Month running throughout November, medical experts are supporting efforts to make people fully aware of what they should be looking for.

Varicose veins - FAQs

23 March 2018

At Spire Cardiff Hospital we welcomed a new Vascular Consultant, Mr David Lewis. We have asked Mr Lewis to share with us some of the frequently asked questions he receives around his practice and varicose veins.

Kidney disease – FAQs

08 March 2018

Recently we have welcomed Dr Naushad Junglee, Consultant Nephrologist, to Spire Cardiff Hospital. Dr Junglee performs clinical duties at several different locations in South-East Wales and consults in all areas of kidney disease, including dialysis and transplantation. We’ve asked Dr Junglee to answer some frequently asked questions around kidney disease.

A day in the life of a senior staff nurse

11 September 2017

Jo Hunter is a Senior Staff Nurse at Spire Cardiff Hospital. Jo has been caring for our patients at Spire Cardiff Hospital for 6 years and has a wide range of nursing experience.

A day in the life of a senior staff nurse