From the production of the egg to the development of the sperm, right through to the birth of a child, the human body carries out a number of actions that are necessary for the reproduction. There are a number of factors that are well known in affecting fertility, age, alcohol intake, smoking and diet.
19 Dec 14
Our Private GP and Private Casualty service will continue to be open during the Christmas period with restricted opening hours. Please call 0845 60 06 352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
18 Dec 14
It is difficult to put insurance payments against a return on investment figure, but with the growing pressure on the National Health Service, combined with the difficulty in getting and keeping skilled staff, H3 Health insurance can have a direct impact on your profitability.
18 Dec 14
If you are having problems conceiving, you are not alone. Around one in every seven couples in the UK are having problems conceiving; this is around 3.5 million people. We explore the issues affecting female fertility.
15 Dec 14
Panto legend John Linehan, known by many as May McFetteridge, recently visited Kingsbridge Private Hospital, part of the 3fivetwo Group, after constant pain in his knee nearly ended his alter ego's career.
12 Dec 14
Tis the season to be jolly – but you can’t feel all festive if you are feeling under par. Health experts Dr Lisa Neligan and Dr Roger Brown of Kingsbridge Private Hospital, part of the 3fivetwo Group, offer some tips on how to keep the gremlins at bay in the run up to Christmas.
12 Dec 14
Due to the unanswered questions surrounding miscarriage a number of myths have developed and spread, resulting in uninformed and untrue ‘miscarriage facts’, continuing to circulate. Dr David Hunter, Consultant Gynaecologist with the 3fivetwo Group takes a look at some of the most common miscarriage myths and tells us if there is any truth in them.
08 Dec 14
Dr Roger Brown talks to us about drinking over the festive season
With Christmas parties now taking place right across the UK, many will be indulging in the usual Christmas festivities. While turkey and ham are guaranteed to make an appearance on every Christmas menu, alcohol is also something that many will be ordering to accompany their meal - often in dangerous quantities.
03 Dec 14
A guide for fathers on coping with miscarriage. It's time to forget the traditional notions of what the man is supposed to do and focus on what matters.
28 Nov 14
Optique Eye & Ear Care today celebrates their first birthday since joining the 3fivetwo Group – Northern Ireland’s leading private medical company. The Belfast store on the Lisburn Road caters customers with the very latest in eye and ear care, including Ireland’s first 4D eye scanner which detects anomalies, including Diabetes, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration that standard optician's equipment cannot detect.
25 Nov 14
Ulster GAA today announced a historic healthcare partnership which will see top Northern Ireland private medical group 3fivetwo provide a range of health services for 90,000 players and 250,000 members across nine counties.
12 Nov 14
Latest figures from 2011 reveal almost 7,000 people in the UK developed oral cancer and sadly 1,800 of those people lost their lives to the disease. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if the cancer was caught early enough.
10 Nov 14
In aid of Mouth Cancer Awareness Month 2014, Dental Excellence is delighted to offer free oral cancer screening health checks at practices throughout Northern Ireland.
05 Nov 14
For over two decades, we’ve often wondered why U2’s Bono has worn sunglasses, especially during his in-studio interviews, but this week the musical frontman finally revealed that it has been due to the chronic eye condition, Glaucoma. Bono, 54, revealed on the BBC1 Graham Norton show that he has suffered from the condition for the last 20 years and that it has made his eyes more sensitive to light.
23 Oct 14
3fivetwo Group advertising scooped the top prize for Best Use of Radio in the recent PANI (Publicity Association of Northern Ireland) Advertising Awards for their emotive ‘Ruth’s Story’ advert as part of a campaign for Origin Fertility Care.
20 Oct 14
Most of us see October as the month of Halloween but it is also recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer has been the number one most common cancer in the UK since 1997 despite the fact that it is quite rare in men. 1 in 8 women will suffer from breast cancer at some stage in their life with the disease being more common in women over the age of 50. This means it is likely that a member of your family could potentially develop the disease, or may have already been diagnosed and going through treatment for breast cancer.
17 Oct 14
Private GP from 3fivetwo Group provides health checks in the community at Belfast’s Fit 4 Life Centre
Private GP with the 3fivetwo Group, Dr Aileen McPhillips recently attended the Fit 4 Life Centre, helping the local community by providing complimentary health checks, including information regarding changes they could make in their lifestyle to improve their health and long term prognosis.
13 Oct 14
Private GP with the 3fivetwo Group, Dr Roger Brown tells us what we need to know about the ebola virus outbreak including travel information for those visiting any of the affected countries.
10 Oct 14
Business Eye in association with the 3fivetwo Group announced the winners of the 2014 Healthcare Awards at a prestigious event held at the Europa Hotel, Belfast to celebrate the best in Northern Ireland’s healthcare sector.
03 Oct 14
Representatives of the 3fivetwo Group are to attend this year’s Commissioning in Healthcare event at the Olympia London. Commissioning in Healthcare 2014 is one of the largest health related events held in the UK and provides guidance, networking opportunities and debate around the new health...
23 Sep 14
As flu (Influenza) season approaches again we are all faced with the decision about whether or not we should try to avoid it by having a preventive vaccination against the flu. In our latest blog, GP Roger Brown advises those of us who should be getting the seasonal vaccination.
16 Sep 14
H3 Health Insurance, Northern Ireland’s first local provider of private health insurance, are delighted to announce sponsorship with Ulster Rugby at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.
12 Sep 14
Business Eye Commercial Director, Brenda Buckley joined Kingsbridge Private Hospital Chief Executive, Mark Regan at Kingsbridge Private Hospital to announce the launch of the Business Eye Healthcare Awards.
02 Sep 14
Origin Fertility Care are delighted to announce their support at the upcoming Infertility Network UK information on Saturday 27th September 2014. The event, which will be held at Queen’s University’s Riddell Hall in Stranmillis, offers the public and professionals the opportunity to find out the latest updates in infertility treatments and support available.
01 Sep 14
Hearing Aid Audiologist Lindsay Gillespie tells us about how Ear Wax, despite being a natural secretion of the ears, can in some cases actually cause a loss of hearing.
21 Aug 14
Dr Deirdre Peake - Consultant Paediatric Neurologist talks to us about EEG tests. EEG helps determine if your childs level of alertness or consciousness is normal, if abnormalities exist, if a patient has a tendency to have seizures or convulsions, and if a patient is likely to have a particular kind of epilepsy.
18 Aug 14
The long and strenuous wait for students is finally over, with A level results being received by hundreds of applicants throughout Northern Ireland yesterday. For many, this day represented the first step that students needed in order to continue in their journey to university, and for many, it leads to the ever important question of, what happens next.
15 Aug 14
Belfast’s Corrymeela Football Club wins a sports medical bag from Kingsbridge Private Hospital worth over £250.
05 Aug 14
Most people are aware of how important it is to protect you and your child’s skin from the effects of sun but how many us are aware of the damaging effect UV radiation from the sun can have on our eyes?
24 Jul 14
Application and Interview Process for 6th Form Students applying to Medical & Dental School
18 Jul 14
We talk to Vascular Consultant and General Surgeon Mr Colin Weir about Varicose Veins and what treatments are available.
16 Jul 14
For many of us, summer can bring with it some health concerns. Doctor Roger Brown talks to us about two of summer’s hottest topics; Hay fever and Sunburn.
09 Jul 14
H3, part of the 3fivetwo Group were honoured to be in attendance at the Irish News Workplace and Employment awards presenting as one of seven sponsors of the event.
01 Jul 14
While most of us are enjoying the current heat wave, 12 million hayfever sufferers are rubbing their eyes and blowing their noses in misery.
24 Jun 14
Londonderry mother-of-two, Michelle McLaughlin, was chronically self-conscious about her teeth until she had life changing treatment
17 Jun 14
Dr Roger Brown - General Practitioner with the 3fivetwo Group talks to us about men's health awareness for National Men's Health Awareness week - 9th-15th June...
09 Jun 14
Cervical Cancer awareness week runs from the 8th-14th of June this year. Dr Frances Stewart, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist talks to us about Ovarian Cancer - part of our HealthStyle Magazine
08 Jun 14
Dr Steve Green, Head Embryologist at Origin Fertility Care, part of the 3fivetwo Group talks to us about male infertility.
About one in three cases of infertility is due to the man alone, and men are involved in infertility in about half the cases seen at Origin Fertility Care. Click here to find out more about male fertility problems...
04 Jun 14
Origin Fertility Care are delighted to announce a free fertility information evening in partnership with Infertility Network UK on 25th June 2014. Register now to secure a place...
28 May 14
Monday 19th May is World Family Doctors day. This is an initiative by WONCA ( The World Organisation of National Colleges Academies, and academic associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians) which was founded in 1972. Amongst it goals are “promoting personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual in the context of the family and the community” as well as developing supportive academic and research programmes for Family Doctors...
19 May 14
Now that the Giro d’Italia Big Start has finished in Ireland after leaving a massive trail of pink success, a lot of us have a new found buzz for the cycling sport. Dr Roger Brown looks at some common health concerns men often have about the sport – that being mainly damage to the prostate, testicles and sperm production.
13 May 14
To mark the Giro d’Italia’s first visit to Northern Ireland, H3 Health Insurance, part of the 3fivetwo Group are excited to announce 10% off when you sign up to H3 Private Health Insurance.
08 May 14
As the 2014 Giro d’Italia Big Start approaches we look at Cycling in Northern Ireland and why safety should come first when you decide to take you and your family out on the road.
07 May 14
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed the announcement that Kingsbridge Private Hospital has been appointed the official medical partner for the 2014 Giro d’Italia Big Start.
30 Apr 14
Kingsbridge Private Hospital announces its role as official medical partner to the 2014 Giro d’Italia Big Start
Kingsbridge Private Hospital, part of the 3fivetwo Group, are proud to announce their involvement in the 2014 Giro D’Italia Big Start as official medical partner.
23 Apr 14
Easter is traditionally associated with eggs. Whether they are the chocolate variety or the kind our experts use to help start new life at Origin Fertility Care, the egg has been humanity's obvious and essential symbol for fertility, birth and growth for a long time.
18 Apr 14
3fivetwo staff recently completed the globally recognised WorldHost customer service training programme
14 Apr 14
Staff at Kingsbridge Private Hospital recently invited a local Brownies club from Moira to help children familiarise themselves with a hospital environment.
11 Apr 14
Dr Steve Green – Head embryologist at Origin Fertility Care tells us how Origin Fertility Care is working to improve pregnancy rates after Assisted Conception
09 Apr 14
3fivetwo Healthcare and the Grand Opera House celebrate recognition at an event held at the Parliament Buildings, Stormont by Arts & Business NI.
01 Apr 14
Vital Nutrition and Lewis Fertility Testing invite you to an information evening, open to healthcare professional and couples seeking guidance on fertility. 1 April 2014
27 Mar 14
Dr Deirdre Peake - Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Kingsbridge Private Hospital talks to us about epilepsy in children
26 Mar 14
Save up to £900 off hearing aids with Optique Eye & Ear Care's Spring 2014 hearing aid sale!
25 Mar 14
National Stop Smoking day has been and gone but at the 3fivetwo Group, we realise that smoking is not only a habit that's hard to break, it's a habit that you can aim to stop at anytime for a healthier future.
19 Mar 14
Recent evidence suggests that men over the age of 50 are very poor at recognising symptoms which are worrying and may be a sign of serious underlying health problems.
03 Mar 14
Dame Judi Dench this week revealed that her eyesight is so bad due to macular degeneration that she struggles to read scripts or watch films.
27 Feb 14
February is often a month in which we don’t know where to focus. The pressure of New Year’s resolutions has either been forgotten or is in full swing. So what’s next and what does this month in 2014 and those months ahead mean for our children’s health?
24 Feb 14
The 3fivetwo Group become one of the first private healthcare companies in the UK to offer the new vaccine. Dr Lisa Neligan tells us why the vaccine is a step forward in the treatment of this deadly disease.
18 Feb 14
February the 14th is not only Valentine’s Day but also Think About Sex Day – the national awareness day to help highlight sexual health.
14 Feb 14
How much do you know about sexual health? Take our quick quiz to find out.
10 Feb 14
3-9 February is Tinnitus Awareness Week. Around 9,000 in Northern Ireland are affected by the condition so badly that many have said that it made their life unbearable and had significant impact on their mental health.
06 Feb 14
Kingsbridge Private Hospital's, Humpty has been visiting local schools to help children understand the benefits of keeping a healthy diet and how to look after their teeth.
05 Feb 14
Join the 3fivetwo Group and get your heart healthy with our Healthy Heart Assessment
04 Feb 14
The 3fivetwo Group have donated medical kits to various schools throughout Northern Ireland to help ensure players had essential equipment for treatment of minor sports injuries.
03 Feb 14
Endometriosis is a condition that affects women, in which the cells that normally line your womb grow outside the lining of your womb. It is most common on your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissues that hold your womb in place.
27 Jan 14
Our GP, Dr Lisa Neligan, shares some of the resolutions she believes should be ones to keep achieving for in 2014.
03 Jan 14
Join the 3fivetwo Group in 2014 for all your health needs
Now that 2014 is officially here, many of us will have already decided on our New Year’s Resolutions – those things in our life that we want to change for the better.
01 Jan 14