Stitch or dressing advice ENT

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Will I need to take extra care after my operation ?It is very important that you rest for at least 48 hours after your operation. You will need to avoid any activities like shopping, cycling, and dog walking or anything that will push up your blood pressure. If your operation is to your head or face, avoid bending down and …

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Your diabetes care during your hospital stay

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Coming into HospitalPlease bring all your usual diabetes medications, monitoring equipment and hypo treatment. In Hospital Being in hospital can disrupt your diabetes. We are there to support you through this. If you need any support with your diabetes ask to be referred to the Inpatient Diabetes Team. You may have a review of or adjustment to your diabetes medications. …

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Your fluoroscopy swallow

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What is a fluoroscopy, or barium swallow?This is an x-ray examination that looks at your oesophagus, (the tube that leads to your stomach). We will ask you to drink a chalky white liquid called barium, which shows up on the x-rays. We take x-ray pictures as you swallow the barium. The purpose of the test is to try and find …

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The Sussex Trauma Network is looking for patient representatives

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Would you like to share your trauma treatment and recovery experience, good or bad?“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing creates change you do choose.” Michele Rosenthal If so we’d love to hear from you. We aim to keep improving our care and the best way for us to learn how to do this is hearing directly from patients, families, …

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