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What is Tuberculosis (TB)?

Last updated on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB primarily affects the lungs, but it can also affect any other organ or part of the body. There are two types of TB. Active TB and Latent TB. A person with ACTIVE TB will: Feel ill...

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Tag:   Tuberculosis (5)     TB (5)     immune (1)     chest (5)     weakness (1)     fatigue (1)     cough (3)     fever (1)     x-ray (13)    

Cardiology (Heart)

Last updated on Thursday, December 14, 2023

What we do If you are a patient of our Cardiology Service, you may have been referred to us by your GP or you may have come through our Emergency Department Common heart problems include angina, myocardial infarction, heart failure and arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation or bradycardia. We...

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Tag:   heart (2)     cardiology (1)     bypass (1)     attack (1)     diagnostic (3)     echo (1)     echocardiogram (1)     cardiac (3)     coronary (1)     atrial (1)     Angiography (1)     angina (1)     transthoracic (1)     chest pain (3)    

When to visit A&E

Last updated on Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Accident and Emergency (A&E) department or Emergency Department at hospital is for major, life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Major A&E departments offer access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, although not every hospital has an A&E department. A&E departments assess and...

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Tag:   A&E (6)     emergency (12)     accident (5)     injury (6)     life threatening (1)     bleeding (2)     breathing difficulties (1)     chest pain (3)     unconsciousness (1)    

CT Scans - Computerised Tomography

Last updated on Friday, June 22, 2018

A CT scan is carried out using a special x-ray machine. It produces a cross-section (or slice) of the body. The scanner consists of a ‘doughnut-shaped’ structure which you pass through. This is called a gantry. A narrow beam of x-rays is produced from the gantry which passes through the body. Im...

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Tag:   CT (3)     scan (10)     x-ray (13)     x ray (6)     xray (7)     scanner (2)     tomography (2)     abdomen (2)     cardiac (3)     heart (2)     head (2)     neck (4)     chest (5)     paediatric (5)     vascular (1)     colonoscopy (2)    

Endoscopy

Last updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Arrowe Park Hospital's Endoscopy Unit is a state-of-the-art facility that provides a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to patients. Equipped with the latest technology and staffed by highly skilled professionals, the unit is committed to delivering the highest standard of care to pa...

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What happens at the clinic

Last updated on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Wirral TB Service is led by the Senior TB specialist nurse Lesley Brogelli. The TB service work closely with the Respiratory Consultants and we specialise in caring and treating people with TB and preventing its spread. Our service is used by children and adults on the Wirral with suspected o...

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Tag:   TB (5)     Tuberculosis (5)     chest (5)     cough (3)     clinic (22)     immunosuppressive (1)     Immunocompromised (1)     BCG (1)     vaccination (1)    

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