For any of you that have ever been in hospital you will know that it is somewhere that you go for good care form nurses who care about how you are and what they can do for you. 453 more words

Why all doctors should have better training...

Or in other words, how Derek Shepherd died.

That’s right. Derek Shepherd is dead.

We are now down to four original characters on Grey’s Anatomy (Meredith, Bailey, Webber, and Alex). 1,985 more words


ASGBI 2015

This post was published last year and I have updated it for ASGBI 2015, currently on the go in Manchester and opened by Princess Anne no less. 663 more words


idea delivery

If you can’t wait to give birth to an idea, go to a brain surgeon and have it Caesarean.


Port-a-cath and Chemotherapy

Counselling for Cancer

Happy April Fool’s Day to you all. I hope you have a few laughs. Ha Ha hee hee.

What a torrid 2 days. 2,577 more words


Letter: Ottawa Hospital surgeons are committed to patients' well-being

Re: Ending a painful wait, March 23.

A recent Citizen article highlighted the improvement in wait times for hip and knee replacement surgery.

The improvements are wonderful news for our community and I was disappointed to read a followup article on the subject that left readers with the impression that the surgeons at The Ottawa Hospital weren’t open to changing the way they provide care and that the hospital is too large to adapt to health care’s ever-changing needs. 156 more words


World first as surgeons spot a brain tumour - with a 'bleeping pen': Laser helps surgeons tell the difference between healthy and cancerous tissue

Surgeons often describe the tricky operation to remove a brain tumour as ‘trying to pluck a spider out of jelly’. Take out too little and the cancerous ‘legs’ remain and regrow – but take out too much and there is a risk of cutting away healthy tissue and leaving the patient disabled. 154 more words