Princess Grace to install robotic surgery equipment

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 The Princess Grace Hospital is installing a Da Vinci robotic surgical system. The HCA-owned hospital is the first independent sector hospital in the UK to own and operate the system, which it plans to have up and running during…...

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McIndoe Surgical Centre forced into BMI hands

Healthcare Market News (Company News) May 2005 Regrettably, it seems that the McIndoe Surgical Centre, the East Grinstead based unit named after war hero Archie McIndoe and taken over by BMI Healthcare last year (HMN: February 2004), was unable to continue to act independently due…...

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Law firm appoints head of healthcare

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) May 2005 Law firm Mills & Reeve has appointed Dr Gill Thomas as head of the healthcare practice for the South Eastern region. Dr Thomas, who is based in the firm’s Cambridge office, is one the firm’s leading technology lawyers and…...

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Varicose vein treatment

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 The London Clinic has launched a new minimally-invasive treatment for varicose veins. The procedure, which has been dubbed ‘lunch-time surgery’ takes place under local anaesthetic and can be carried out in less than one hour. EndoLaser Vein System (ELVeS)…...

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Cheadle Royal improves

Healthcare Market News (Company News) May 2005 Cheadle Royal Healthcare Ltd, the operator of the Cheadle Royal hospital, has reported an improved trading performance for the year to 30 June 2004. Turnover increased by 20% to a new record level of £15.9m (2003: £13.2m) and…...

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Cromwell introduces one stage prostate cancer treatment

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 One-stage prostate brachytherapy, also known as permanent radioactive seed implant therapy, is now available at the Cromwell Hospital in London. Brachytherapy is widely established in the US and Europe as the preferred option for early prostate cancer treatment. Outcomes…...

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Capio quarterly results

Healthcare Market News (Company News) May 2005 Capio Group AB, the diversified Swedish healthcare group, has announced its quarterly performance for the three months ended 31 March 2005. Whilst the group continued to expand and increase operating income, the focus of work has been the…...

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First dedicated eating disorder centre to open in Wales

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) May 2005 Newly formed Welsh company Trevillian Care Services has announced plans to open a residential centre for people with eating disorders in Cardiff in the autumn. The Welsh Centre for Eating Disorders will be the first of its kind…...

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BAAPS condemns cosmetic surgery show

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has denounced the new season of Channel Five’s Cosmetic Surgery Live, saying that the show inappropriately represents of the practice of cosmetic surgery. According to BAAPS president Adam Searle, BAAPS surgeons…...

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