Health

Introducing the New Foscote Hospital

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on August 31, 2019

The Foscote Private Hospital in Banbury has undergone a breathtaking transformation following its’ sale to Harley Street maxillofacial surgeon, Professor Kaveh Shakib. The hospital, which has been established in Banbury for over 40 years, was put up for sale in 2018 by the charitable trust that had been managing it, as it required major investment […]

Special arrival: Banbury care home delivers blankets to babies

Neil Gilkes
Posted by Neil Gilkes, on August 8, 2019

New-born babies in Banbury are being kept cosy and warm, thanks to a donation of hand-knitted hats and blankets by residents at a local care home. Residents from the ‘Knit and Natter’ group at Care UK’s Highmarket House, on North Bar Place, got their pins and needles out to create a range of hats and […]

Witney care home helps town understand dementia

Neil Gilkes
Posted by Neil Gilkes, on August 8, 2019

  A care home in Witney is helping to create a dementia-friendly community by hosting a series of free dementia awareness events over the coming months. On Thursday 15th August from 2pm-4pm, the team at Care UK’s Millers Grange on Curbridge Road, will open the doors to the community for one of its popular ‘Dementia […]

Straighter Teeth with Invisalign

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on May 22, 2019

Invisalign has revolutionised orthodontic treatment, allowing teeth to be transformed discreetly and comfortably so you can have the smile you dream of. It uses a series of virtually invisible custom-made aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. Each aligner is worn for around two weeks, for between 20 and 22 hours a day, and they should […]

The 50plus – Independence In Your Home

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on May 22, 2019

How we as a country fund support for the elderly is very much in the news at the moment. Political debate has included a hastily backtracked ‘death tax’ and currently includes considering funding a universal care entitlement with a potential privately funded ‘care supplement’, a new form of insurance to pay for improved service levels […]

Woodgreen Leisure Centre 80th birthday

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on April 28, 2019

This month marks the 80th birthday of the swimming pool. It is amazing to think that it opened just before the outbreak of WW II and has played a part in the lives of many people since then who have fond memories of it. The exact date of opening was 23 May 1939 after £7,900 […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on April 28, 2019

When we planned this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May), we chose ‘body image’ as our theme, because of some earlier research we had done that showed many people seem to have uncomfortable feelings and thoughts about their bodies. Something like one third of women and one quarter of men in the UK said […]

How to succeed at New Year resolutions

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on January 2, 2019

Well it’s that time of the year again when many of us once again get involved in the often disappointing and usually downright futile ritual of making New Year resolutions to try and improve our lives. Christmas seems long gone, you have over indulged and so your thoughts turn to a new year, a new […]

Marie Curie Counts on Volunteers

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 25, 2018

Marie Curie is appealing for local volunteers to help host their hugely successful daffodil collections within Bicester. Last year, the Marie Curie Nursing Service Oxfordshire cared for over 260 patients during the night, providing expert care and support to people living with any terminal illness, and their loved ones, helping them make the most of […]

Looking after our joints

Looking after our joints

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on October 15, 2018

Looking after our joints is important so we have asked Mr Kordas, an Orthopaedic Consultant at Horton Treatment Centre to give us his top tips for staying healthy this Summer. Maintain a healthy weight Keeping your weight within the normal range is the best thing you can do for your joints. Weight-bearing joints, such as […]

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