A keen horserider and experienced nurse, Sallyanne Haigh has found herself on the other side of healthcare provision when she sustained a Spinal Cord Injury from falling from her horse.Read More
Read about 17-year old Evie and her take on the myths surrounding urological problems and catheterisation.
No one expects a young girl to use catheters. Instead we think of older people, perhaps in hospital or care homes that don't have full bladder control. Yet it is estimated that 1 in 2 of us will be affected by a urological condition in our lifetime. It just isn't always spoken about!
Every week approximately 100 are diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) in the UK. An increasing number of those are young adults for who it can be a huge challenge.Read More
The benefits of patient centred care cannot be overestimated. But engaging and recognising the stigma and embarrassment associated with bladder and bowel issues is essential – how can healthcare professional’s best serve their patients?
It´s February 1992 and on the PA system I hear ”Bob en piste”. I am in Albertville, France, during the olympics and for some obscure reason I ended up watching the 4-man bob-sleigh. We shall not go into detail about that story for the sake of you readers...
However, something became very clear to me when I saw these olympic athletes competing. The first thing they measured was the starting time, basically how fast they were able to run to a certain point and then get into the Bob. The top teams always had the best start times. Those who were way behind these first few seconds had no chance to win any medals. The race was not won during the first few seconds but a good start was important to stand a chance during the rest of the race.Read More