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Cellular Pathology

Last updated on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Cellular pathology is the study of organs and tissues, and is used to diagnose illnesses and medical problems, similar to other branches of medicine, such as blood testing, radiology, blood transfusion and biochemistry. We analyse the causes of certain diseases and the effects that they are havin...

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Tag:   smear (5)     cells (1)     tests (2)     diagnosis (3)     prognosis (1)     clinical (9)     autopsy (1)    

Haematology cancer

Last updated on Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Haematology teams for Wirral University Teaching Hospital and the Countess of Chester Hospital work closely together to provide specialist services to the population of Wirral and Chester. Our Trust has three Haematology Consultants, one Clinical Nurse Specialist for haematology and one Clin...

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Tag:   haemotology (1)     lymphoma (1)     leukaemia (1)     myeloid (1)     Hodgkin (1)     Non-hodgkin (1)     blood (10)     white blood cells (1)     red blood cells (1)     haemoglobin (1)    


Last updated on Monday, October 5, 2020

Anaemia happens when the number of healthy red blood cells in your body is too low. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all of the body’s tissues, so a low red blood cell count indicates that the amount of oxygen in your blood is lower than it should be.  Anaemia can be due to many causes but a commo...

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What is Lipoedema?

Last updated on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Lipoedema is another condition that is often confused with lymphoedema or obesity.  It involves bilateral and symmetrical swelling of the legs, and can also affect the thighs, hips, buttocks and arms.  It is due to the abnormal accumulation of fat cells in the tissues in the skin.  This can lead...

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Stroke Services

Last updated on Tuesday, October 3, 2023

A stroke is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to the brain and without a blood supply, brain cells can be damaged or destroyed. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent t...

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Tag:   stroke (8)     bleed (2)     brain (4)     emergency (12)     urgent (1)     critical (3)     Acute (2)    

Wirral and Chester Kidney Service

Last updated on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Our renal service is provided across the following three sites: Arrowe Park Hospital Clatterbridge Hospital The Countess of Chester Hospital (satellite unit) It is far easier to manage your condition if you understand what kidneys do, what happens when they stop working as they should, an...

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Tag:   wirral (7)     kidney (6)     nephron (1)     Erythropoetin (2)     Renin (2)     filter (2)     blood pressure (2)     calcium (1)     Vitamin D (2)    

Bowel Cancer Screening

Last updated on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme is a national screening programme coordinated by Public Health England. NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Most people in their 60s will have already received an invitation from the programme. Screening is for people without symptoms. If you are conc...

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Tag:   bowel (8)     scope (1)     colonoscopy (2)     cancer (22)     abnormal (2)     screen (2)     screening (8)    

Kidney Services

Last updated on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Who we are The Wirral and Chester Kidney Service is our renal service that is provided across the following three sites: Arrowe Park Hospital Clatterbridge Hospital The Countess of Chester Hospital (satellite unit) The function of the kidneys It is far easier to manage your condition if...

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Tag:   kidney (6)     renal (4)     hormones (3)     blood (10)     filter (2)     Erythropoetin (2)     Renin (2)     Vitamin D (2)     blood pressure (2)