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Frimley top for life expectancy in report that highlights national inequality

Life expectancy for residents of Frimley is highest of all English towns, according to a study by Cambridge University. The Surrey town was identified as one of the healthiest in the country, with both male and female life expectancy coming out on top. The study looked at health inequality across the nation and how that equated to life expectancy. It demonstrated that in the ...

Learning Disability Week 2020

This year’s Learning Disability Week took place last week (15-21 June), with a focus on the importance of friendships during lockdown. For people with learning disabilities, the past few months have been particularly challenging, as they may have difficulties understanding why their lives have changed and why they cannot do the things they normally do, and most importantly, wh ...

Another Royal delivery at Frimley Park

(From Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust)Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited Frimley Park Hospital on 11 June to deliver meals made for NHS staff by generous volunteers. The Earl and Countess, who live at nearby Bagshot Park, arrived at lunchtime with a batch of 50 meals from London Irish Rugby Club, where Their Royal Highnesses had joined volunteer ...

Men's Health Week

Gordon's alive!

Legendary actor Brian Blessed has praised the NHS in Frimley for looking after his wife. In an interview with ITV, the Flash Gordon star spoke of wife Hildegarde's recent serious health problems but that she was back at home. The enduringly upbeat veteran entertainer threw in one of his famous lines as he insisted they were going to get through the current situation. To see ...

Face coverings to be worn in hospitals from today

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust is introducing new measures to help prevent COVID-19 transmission amongst visitors, patients and staff. As of today (15/6), all patients and visitors to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey; Wexham Park Hospital in Slough; Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot; as well as other community services run by the Trust; must wear face coverings at all times. ...

As patient contacts fall, diabetes patients are urged to attend their appointments

A leading diabetes doctor is urging people with the condition to attend routine appointments – and for people with possible symptoms to get checked out as soon as possible. In a short video recorded for Diabetes Week 2020, Dr Nithya Nanda emphasised the importance of keeping in touch with medical services. (Scroll down to view the video). His message has added importance this ...

The NHS is here for you

Don’t delay in getting urgent treatment if you need it – that’s the message to members of the public in a major new NHS campaign. People’s concerns about coronavirus and a fear of being a burden on health services have led to a significant drop in the numbers of people seeking treatment in recent weeks. GP practices have seen a reduction in contact from patients, while around ...

Social distancing and shared spaces