What is physiotherapy

10 February 2020

What is physiotherapy? Without a health concern or background in healthcare you may not know. In this article Shahnaz Fraser of Spire Norwich Hospital speaks to the hospital’s Physiotherapy Manager, Mr Peter Penny, to find out more.

Tackling heart disease this February

06 February 2020

Visions of hearts are everywhere for a few weeks leading up to 14 February. But then we forget about them. It’s a cheesy link, but Valentine’s Day is a good opportunity to talk about our hearts, as heart disease remained the second leading cause of death in 2017*

Hip replacements

03 January 2020

The hip joint can withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. This ball-and-socket joint is the body's largest joint, and fits together to allow fluid movement. Whenever you use the hip – every time you walk or even shift position in your seat – a cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction as the bone moves in its socket. With all this regular use, and people living for longer, it may come as no surprise to find that the number of hip replacements being performed is increasing. So Shahnaz Fraser of Spire Norwich Hospital spoke with Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Ben Davis about this common procedure, and why it may be a good solution for some patients suffering from hip pain.

Weight loss surgery

01 January 2020

With an estimated two thirds of UK adults being either overweight or obese, Consultant General Surgeons Mr Michael Lewis and Mr Vivek Chitre weigh up the options available to Norfolk patients.

What's an arthroscopy?

26 October 2019

Debbie Thorpe of Spire Norwich Hospital catches up with Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr David Calder to discuss knee arthroscopy, a common procedure to help diagnose and treat a range of knee complaints.

Breast cancer awareness month

12 October 2019

You may have noticed lots of things around you suddenly taking on a pink hue – that’s because October 2019 is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here at Spire Norwich Hospital we’ll be doing our bit to help raise awareness too. Shahnaz Fraser of Spire Norwich Hospital talks to Mr Simon Pain Consultant General Surgeon and breast care specialist about the symptoms, treatment and advances in reconstructive surgery following breast cancer.